December 2016 News

Gunmen Open Fire In Sopore Region Of Baramulla, 1 Dead

25 December 2016
Mohammed Uzair Shaikh

Srinagar: In yet another incident of terror in Kashmir, unidentified gunmen resorted to indiscriminate firing in the Sopore region of Baramulla district on Sunday night. At least 1 person was reported dead. The deceased has been identified as Nazir Ahmad Mir. He was shot dead by the suspected militants near his residence in Behrampora area of Sopore. The gunmen successfully fled away from the crime scene. Jammu & Kashmir police has initiated the search operation. The victim was rushed to nearby hospital by the locals. However, Mir was declared dead on arrival by the hospital authorities. A case has been registered by the Baramulla police. Coordinated efforts are been taken by the security forces to crackdown the gunmen. *BREAKING: Terrorist open fire in Sopore, J&K. 1 dead in the firing - NewsX (@NewsX) December 25, 2016 The reason behind the attack is yet to be determined. The usual targets of the terrorists are the armed forces. As of now, it could not be labelled as a terrorist attack. However, news agency PTI mentions that the assassination was carried out by suspected militants.