Tailor, militant killed in Valley
3 December 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Srinagar: While suspected militants have shot dead a young tailor at Baramulla and left a student wounded in another shootout at Tujjar Sharief in Sopore, Police and security forces have eliminated a militant in the Harwan outskirts of this capital city since last evening. Informed sources said that two suspected militants appeared at Mohalla Mir Sahib in Baramulla old town at 1940 hours this evening and they fired upon a 20-year-old tailor, Waseem Ahmed Zargar S-o Ghulam-ud-din Zargar, just outside his home. He died on the spot. Sources said that late last evening, an unidentified gunman, suspected to be a non- militant, fired upon an undergraduate student, namely Shaukat Ahmed Mir S-o Ghulam Hassan Mir R-o Lone Harray, Kupwara, at his host Abdur Rasheed Tantray's house at Tujjar Sharief in Sopore area. As the student sustained a gunshot in his cheeks, he was evacuated and rushed to SKIMS, Soura, where he was reportedly stable today. Officials, as well as residents, maintained that the incident of firing was not necessarily related to militancy. Sources said that on a specific information, Police and CRPF conducted a search operation in Malbagh locality outside Dachhigam National Sanctuary in Harwan area late last night. One militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba, identified as Abu Shakir of Pakistan, was reportedly killed in a brief encounter with the forces.