Srinagar: Hours after an army man was killed by suspected gunmen in South Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of the army soldier in Shopian in South Kashmir.
“Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley,” Mehbooba said on Twitter.
Later in a statement the CM said it is very unfortunate that such acts of unending violence have been taking a heavy toll of younger generation which is the future hope of our society.
Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed eternal solace to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the Territorial Army jawan’s killing.”The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family,” he tweeted.
Omar Abdullah said he stood in solidarity with them in their hour of inconsolable loss.
Pertinently, a bullet- riddled body of a Territorial Army soldier was recovered in Shopian district.
The slain soldier was identified as Irfan Dar s/o Ghulam Mohammad Dar R/o Sanzan village, and was posted in Bandipora’s Gurez area.