Civilian Shot dead in the Heart of City, third killing in Valley since Saturday

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Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man at Munwarbad here late on Monday evening, making it third killing in three days by the unidentified gun in valley.

Official sources said that the man, identified as Abdul Ahad Ganie, a resident of Sheikhpora, Lalpora, Kupwara. “He was shot in the head while he was driving a car (No. DL 3C AY 6352),” a police official said.

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He was shot at from very close range and removed to hospital where he was declared as brought dead. Security forces rushed to the area to conduct searches but no one was arrested.

Earlier in the day, security forces conducted searches in adjacent Kothibagh area after inputs about presence of militants. However, no one was arrested.

Security forces are getting frequent inputs about presence of militants in Srinagar.