An army man was martyred in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday. The police said that the militants barged in Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, a Territorial Army (TA) Man’s house and shot him dead.
“Malik was at home… He was shot in his head,” said a police officer. Malik died on the spot before reaching to the hospital. He was posted in Srinagar and was on the leave when the incident happened.
A similar incident happened in June, when an army soldier Aurangzeb was abducted while he was on his way to home for Eid in Shopian. His body was recovered from Pulwama.
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Shops and businesses are closed in capital Srinagar while movement of public transport has been partially affected. Schools have been closed while attendance in government offices is thin.