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J&K: Municipal councillor, policeman shot dead by militants in Sopore

A municipal councillor and a policeman have been killed and one other councillor was injured in a militant assault outdoors the municipal workplace within the Sopore space of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

The militants focused the councillors whereas they have been holding a gathering on the Lone Constructing, the place the workplace of the Sopore Municipal Council is situated.

In a tweet, J&Okay Police stated that police personnel Shafqat Ahmad and councillor Riyaz Ahmad have been killed within the assault whereas one other councillor Shams-ud-din Peer was injured.

“Injured shifted to hospital for therapy. Space cordoned off and additional particulars shall observe,” police tweeted.

Police sources stated that the injured councillor is the father-in-law of a slain councillor and is in vital situation. He has been referred to Srinagar, they stated.

The newest assault comes two days after two militants and a soldier have been killed in a fierce gunfight in South Kashmir. The encounter was the third gunfight in Shopian, a militant hotbed, in current days.

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