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Hurriyat member shot dead in Kashmir's Sopore area

Hurriyat member shot dead in Kashmir's Sopore area

India Blooms News Service | | 29 Jul 2016, 11:25 pm
Srinagar, July 29 (IBNS): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 43-year-old man in north Kashmir's Sopore area on late Friday evening, police said.

Reports said unknown gunmen shot Fayaz Ahmad Rather from point blank range outside his house and left him dead on spot.

Senior police official said, when he was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead.

He further said that Rather was affiliated with the Separatist party Hurriyat G and was a close aid of Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Due to communication breakdown in Kashmir since July 8 it was not possible to contact Hurriyat office of Geelani group. 

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)