Sarpanch Shot at in Shopian, Critical


Shopian: Firearm-borne youth believed to be a suspected militant Tuesday shot a sarpanch of South Kashmir’s Shopian at general bus stand, leaving him critically wounded.

The Sarpanch identified as Mohammad Yaqoob Malla, was elected village head of village Pahalpora.

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After getting shot, he was referred to Srinagar for treatment.

Malla, a National Conference Sarpanch, was earlier attacked by militants some years ago in which his brother was injured.

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