PULWAMA: A 25-year-old civilian was allegedly shot dead by suspected militants outside his home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
The news agency ANI reported that the incident took place near Pinglena main road here.
The deceased has been identified as Showkat Ahmad Naikoo son of Mohammad Yousuf Naikoo.
A joint team of the Army and Special Operations Group launched a cordon and search operation in the area to look for the assailants.
According to the report, the man was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
A case under relevant section has been registered and his body has been handed over to the family members after completion of medical and legal formalities.
Pulwama has been in the news after the terror attack on a CRPF convoy on February 14.
On February 14, an explosives-laden truck rammed into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama outside Srinagar, killing more than 40 soldiers in one of the biggest terror attacks in recent years.
The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was caused by a suicide bomber.
On February 26, Indian Air Force (IAF) had attacked terror camps in Balakot area in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The air strikes come 12 days after the dreaded terror outfit-Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) carried out a debilitating attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14.
A day later, Pakistan fighter jets violated Indian airspace and the aerial fight ensued.
Subsequently, Pakistan lost one F-16 fighter jet while India lost MiG-21 fighter jet, IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was arrested by Pakistan. However, on March 1
he was released.
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