Published On: Sat, Nov 25th, 2017

Terrorists kill Territorial Army jawan in J&K’s Shopian

Srinagar: A 23-year-old territorial army jawan was abducted and killed by terrorists and his bullet-riddled body was found on Saturday in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned Mir’s killing

The Army said said that the body of the soldier was recovered from an orchard area in Watmullah Keegam area of Shopian.

He was identified as Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian district.

According to police, Dar was posted in the border town of Gurez in Bandipora. He had come home on leave.

He said that further details were awaited.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned Mir’s killing.

“Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley,” Mehbooba said on Twitter.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the Territorial Army jawan’s killing.

“The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family,” he tweeted.

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