In first militant attack after abrogation of Article 370, gunmen abduct two men from tribal Gujjar community, kill one

In a first such incident after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked, suspected militants on Monday abducted two members of the nomadic Gujjar community from a forested area in Pulwama district and later shot one of them dead

Press Trust of India August 27, 2019 08:23:18 IST
In first militant attack after abrogation of Article 370, gunmen abduct two men from tribal Gujjar community, kill one
  • Abdul Qadeer Kohli of Rajauri district and Manzoor Ahmed of Khonmoh area of Srinagar were abducted by unidentified gunmen from 'Dhok', a temporary shelter, from the forested area of Tral in Pulwama district

  • Later, the bullet-riddled body of Kohli was recovered by a search and rescue party, while an operation to trace the other person is underway

  • This is the first militant attack after the BJP-led NDA government abrogated provisions of Article 370

Srinagar: In a first such incident after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked, suspected militants on Monday abducted two members of the nomadic Gujjar community from a forested area in Pulwama district and later shot one of them dead, police said.

In first militant attack after abrogation of Article 370 gunmen abduct two men from tribal Gujjar community kill one

File image of Jammu and Kashmir Police. AFP

Abdul Qadeer Kohli of Rajauri district and Manzoor Ahmed of Khonmoh area of Srinagar were abducted by unidentified gunmen from 'Dhok', a temporary shelter, from the forested area of Tral in Pulwama district around 7:30 pm, a police spokesperson said.

He said the bullet-riddled body of Kohli was later recovered by a search and rescue party, while an operation to trace the other person is underway.

This is the first militant attack after the BJP-led NDA government abrogated provisions of Article 370 and announced bifurcation of the state into union territories on 5 August.

Following the Centre's move, restrictions were put in place in Kashmir Valley. Though restrictions have been eased in most of Kashmir, normal life continued to remain paralysed with shops and business establishments closed and transport off the roads.

On 20 August, an Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist and a special police officer were killed, while a police sub-inspector was injured in a gunfight in Baramulla district of north Kashmir - the first encounter between security forces and ultras after 5 August.

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