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Civilian shot and killed by suspected militants in Awantipora

SRINAGAR

A civilian was shot and killed by suspected militants in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday night.

According to reports, militants shot at Manzoor Ahmad Lone near Higher Secondary School at Gulzarpora at around 9:50 p.m.

Lone, a resident of Dogripora village, suffered serious bullet wounds and died instantly, they said.

The body of the slain was later recovered by the joint team of police and army late in the night from the spot.

It was not immediately known whether Lone, who was working in a sawmill, was kidnapped by militants before his killings, news agency GNS reported.

A senior police official said the body of the deceased has been shifted to a local hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operations Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

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