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SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on Monday attacked the meeting venue of the councillors at the Municipal Council in Sopore, resulting in the death of a BJP councillor and a security guard, while another councillor was injured.
A senior police officer said, “Terrorists swiftly attacked the meeting venue of councillors in which one councillor and security guard lost their lives.”
He said that the slain persons were identified as councillor Reyaz Ahmad Peer of Ningli in Sopore and SPO Shafqat Nazir Khan of Mundji in Sopore. He added that the two succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.
Eyewitnesses said that BJP councillor Riyaz Pir of Ningli, security guard of council chairman Masrat Kar and councillor Shamsuddin Pir of Jamia Qadeem Sopore sustained bullet injuries.
Meanwhile, all political leaders, including former chief minister Omar Abdullah condemned the attack. Abdullah tweeted, “News coming in of a militant attack on the municipal office in Sopore. My unequivocal condemnation of this attack together with my sympathies for the deceased & prayers for the injured”.
Mayor of Srinagar city, Junaid Azim Mattu, also condemned in a tweet, “Strongly condemn the dastardly attack in Sopore where a Municipal Committee Councillor and a Policeman have lost their lives in the line of duty. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, Allah Jannat Naseeb Karey Ameen”.
“This inhuman attack on elected representatives of the people can fetch nothing except for bringing more chaos and agony to the people,” he added. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, on Monday visited Sopore and inspected the spot where the attack took place.
Officials said that the top police officer held a meeting with the Army’s sector commander, DIG (CRPF), and SSP, Sopore. “Local LeT terrorist Mudasir Pandit and one foreign militant are involved in attack,” the IGP said. However, he said, investigation is going on. “Cordon-and-searches-operations were launched at two locations immediately,” he said.
Moreover, the IGP said that he has directed the Sopore SSP to suspend 4 PSOs, who were present at the spot and didn’t retaliate appropriately.