November 2017 News

Terrorists Abduct, Kill Off-duty Jawan In Kashmir

25 November 2017
Times of India
M Saleem Pandit

Srinagar: Terrorists killed a 23-year-old Territorial Army jawan from Kashmir after abducting him on Friday night. The bullet-riddled body of the slain jawan, Irfan Dar, was found at Keegam village in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday morning, police said. This is the third time this year in which terrorists have killed off-duty Kashmiris working in the army or BSF. Dar's killing comes at a time when Lashkar-e-Taiba is increasingly being pushed to the backfoot by the Army. As many as 12 LeT terrorists were killed in operations of security forces in the past one week. Dar, a personnel of the Territorial Army's engineering regiment, was posted at Gurez in north Kashmir. He had come home on vacation when terrorists abducted him along with his car. They shot him dead and discarded his body in an area called Wothmula Nad in Keegam of Shopian, police said. The body was lying in the pool of blood when villagers recovered it on Saturday morning from the field. His car was found nearby. Dar was resident of a nearby village called Sanzan in Shopian district. Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, tweeted, 'Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed Dar, Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the valley.' On May 10, terrorists killed Lt Omar Fayaz of Yaripora in Kulgam when he had come on holiday to attend his cousin's wedding at a village in Shopian district. Also, four Pakistani terrorists attacked the house of 23-year-old BSF jawan Mohammad Ramzan Parray, alias Rameez, on September 27. They barged into his home at Parray Mohalla in Hajin in Bandipora in north Kashmir and opened fire. The jawan had come on vacation from Baramulla where he was posted.