BJP Sarpanch shot dead in south Kashmir's Qazigund

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Suspected militants on Thursday shot dead a BJP Sarpanch in Vessu village of Qazigund block in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources told news agency GNS the militants fired upon the Sarpanch identified as Sajad Ahmad Khanday near his residence, leaving him critically injured.

Medical Superintendent GMC Dr Mohd Iqbal Sofi told GNS that Khanday was brought dead to the hospital.

This is the second such attack in less than 48 hours in south Kashmir. BJP Panch Arif Ahmad was critically wounded after militants fired at him in Akhran Qazigund on the evening of August 4.