Sarpanch shot at by suspected militants in J-K

Srinagar, PTI | Updated : 26 July 2013, 05:00 PM

A sarpanch was critically injured in a suspected militant attack in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday, police said.

Khazir Mohammad was seriously injured after he was shot at by some unidentified militants while he was coming out of a local mosque after offering Friday prayers in his Kranki Shivan village, 55 kms from here, they said.

The injured sarpanch was admitted to hospital.

Security forces have immediately cordoned off the village and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants, police said.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the incident, they added.

First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 04:59 PM
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