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Suspected militants kill Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir

Suspected militants kill Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir

| @indiablooms | 25 Apr 2018, 05:28 pm

Srinagar, Apr 25 (IBNS): Suspected militants shot dead a senior Congress leader while two police personnel were injured  in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said on Wednesday.

According to reports, heavily armed militants open fire on the Congress leader's vehicle near the Rajpora Chowk in Pulwama in which three persons were injured, a police official said.

Official said one of the injured was Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel.

Patel joined the Congress party  this year before serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for several years as a General Secretary South Kashmir .

He succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital.

The official said both the injured policemen are being treated at the hospital.

Soon after the attack, security forces have cordoned off the area and a search has been launched to nab the attackers.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the attack and called the it "cowardly".

"Heartfelt condolences to the family of senior Congress leader, G. N. Patel who was killed by militants today in Rajpora. Such cowardly acts achieve nothing but leave one more family devastated," Mehbooba wrote on twitter.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit spokesman strongly condmned the attack on Patil and described it as highly "shamful and dastradly" act.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

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