Cop, BJP worker shot dead in south Kashmir

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Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a policeman and a BJP worker in two separate attacks in south Kashmir’s Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

Fayaz Ahmad Shah, a trainee policeman was shot dead by suspected militants near his home in Awgam area of Kulgam district this morning, a police spokesperson today said.

Shah, they said was shot dead when he was returning home after offering Eid-ul-Adha prayers.

“Shah was undergoing a recruitment training course at Talwara and he had come home to celebrate Eid with his family,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, police recovered bullet ridden body of a BJP worker in Pulwama district of south Kashmir

Shabir Ahmad Bhat’s body was found in the fields at Rakh-e-Litter area of Kupwara, a police official said.