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Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir shot dead in Achabal area days after getting death threats

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) district president Hafizullah Mir on Tuesday was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir's Achabal area. The separatist leader was shifted to a hospital in a critical condition after being shot, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Gunmen reportedly shot Mir at his home in Akingam area of Achabal. According to a Kashmir Life report, his wife was also injured and is currently being treated at the hospital.

Mir was released from jail last month after serving two-year detention. In a statement released a few days ago, TeH had alleged that Mir was receiving life threats over the phone, reported Greater Kashmir"Since last one month some unknown people [were] suspiciously roaming around his house and at times knocking the doors and windows and inquiring about Mir Hafizullah that makes the whole family frightened," a spokesman of TeH had said.

Further details are awaited.

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2018 12:36:50 IST