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Baramulla: Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead an army soldier in Warpora Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla.
Reports said that the gunmen fired upon Mohd Rafi Yatoo at his home in Warpora around 5:30pm.
Yatoo was removed to hospital and died on the way.
Sources said that Yatoo, a soldier with JALI, was at home on leave when he was fired upon.
SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal told GNS that the militants fired upon Yatoo from point blank range and he suffered critical injuries.
He said that a team of security forces has been rushed to the spot and further details are awaited.
Meanwhile, Army, Special Operations Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.