Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 08:27 hrs

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Friday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

Habibullah Mir, who was affiliated with the Congress, was shot in the neck by unidentified militants at his home in Goripora village, 52 km from Srinagar, at around 12.20 pm, a police spokesman said.

Mr Mir was rushed to a sub-district hospital where he subsequently died, the spokesman said.

This is the first attack on a panchayat member by militants this year.

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