Forest department official killed in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Thousands attend his funeral prayers

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed an official of forest department in Baramulla district.

The gunmen barged into the house of the forest official Tariq Ahmed Malik (38) at Zandpal Kunzer in Tangmarg area of the district and fired upon him.

“In this incident, Tariq Ahmed sustained critical bullet wounds and later succumbed to his injuries,” a police spokesman claimed.

Thousands of people attended the last rites of the killed forest department employee, today. An eyewitness said that thousands of people assembled at a local ground in Kunzer on Friday morning and took part in the funeral prayers of the slain employee. Local people told media men that Tariq Ahmed Malik was killed by the armed agents of Indian Army.

On the other hand, several persons were injured after Indian forces’ personnel used brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters during a cordon and search operation in Tral.

Meanwhile, Indian troops cordoned off Hamdard Grammar School in Hamdardabad area of Tral in Pulwama district and launched a siege and search operation. The operation was going on when this report was filed.

The occupation authorities continued to suspend Train service for the third consecutive day, today (Friday), in the Kashmir Valley.

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