Jammu and Kashmir: Former BJP Sarpanch killed, couple injured in separate terrorist attacks

19 May,2024 05:22 PM IST |  Jammu and Kashmir  |  mid-day online correspondent

According to Kashmir Zone Police, the deceased former Sarpanch was identified as Aijaz Ahmad

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A former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sarpanch was killed, and a couple from Jaipur were injured in two separate incidents of firing by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian and Anantnag districts, respectively late on Saturday night, the police said, reported the ANI.

According to Kashmir Zone Police, the deceased former Sarpanch was identified as Aijaz Ahmad, as per the ANI.

The police said that terrorists fired upon Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh at Heerpora in Shopian district.

They said that the area was cordoned off. He was evacuated and taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

"BJP leader and ex-Sarpanch Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh succumbed to his injuries after being fired upon by terrorists in Heerpora in South Kashmir's Shopian," IGP Kashmir said, the news agency reported.

In the second incident, a couple from Jaipur was injured in the Yannar area of South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

"Terrorists fired upon and injured a lady, Farha, a resident of Jaipur, and her spouse, Tabrez, at Yannar in Anantnag. The injured were evacuated and taken to the hospital for treatment," the police said, as per the ANI.

According to sources, the condition of the injured couple is stable.

Search operation launched after suspicious movement near International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua

Security forces have launched a massive search operation after picking up movement of three suspicious persons, believed to be terrorists, near the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday, the PTI reported.

A Special Police Officer (SPO) reported the movement of suspected persons in Tarnah nallah near Jangi chak in Hiranagar sector during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, the officials said.

An alert was immediately sounded in the entire area of the border police post Sanyal and reinforcements from the police, army and BSF were rushed for a joint search and cordon operation, they said, according to the PTI.

The searches are underway in Tarnah nallah and adjoining villages, including Rakh Sarkar Palhi and Pathwal when last reports were received, the officials said, the news agency reported.

(with PTI inputs)

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