A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his house at Dailgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, as per ANI. The worker was identified as Mohammad Ishaq Parray the local media reported. According to police, the militants opened fire at Mohammad Ishaq today afternoon. Parray was seriously injured and was declared dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Parray was a government contractor. The security forces have launched a massive manhunt to nab the militants.
Earlier on August 14, two militants belonging to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen outfit were arrested in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. Acting on specific information about the movement of militants in the area, security forces set up a picket at Bakihaker crossing, PTI reported. While conducting searches, two persons who were walking towards Bakihaker started running after seeing the security personnel from a distance, a police spokesman said. Security forces had deployed another team in civvies at a distance which apprehended the suspects, the spokesman said.
After a preliminary enquiry, the two were identified as Younis Ahmed Mir (19) alias Sarfaraz, a resident of Sebdan Galwanpora in Budgam district, and Tahir -ul-Islam (21) alias Sajad Afgani, a resident of Muloora Tawheedabad area of Shalteng in Srinagar district. Two pistols, two hand grenades and other “incriminating” material were seized from their possession.
Earlier this year three PDP members were shot, out of which only one survived. PDP district president Abdul Gani Dar, 64, was killed on April 25 when three unidentified militants intercepted his vehicle and shot him dead in Pulwama, as per Indian Express.