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Jammu and Kashmir: Sub-inspector, heading to see parents, killed by terrorists; PDP worker killed in separate attack

Reports of any injuries or casualties in the incident in Shopian were yet not available.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 28, 2018 23:48 IST
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Militants gun down PDP worker in Srinagar 

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker was gunned down by terrorists in Srinagar on Sunday, officials said. He was identified as 40-year-old Mohd. Amin Dar and was a resident of Gangbugh, they said, adding Dar was an associate of the party and former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari.

According to the officials, he was fired upon by the militants and was rushed to hospital, where he died.

In another incident, terrorists opened fired at army patrolling party in Shopian. The incident was reported in Poterwal village of the district.

Reports of any injuries or casualties into the incident were yet not available.

A sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police identified as 30-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir was also gunned down by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier on Sunday.

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Posted with the CID in Srinagar's Sheergadi, Mir was on his way to his home when he was targeted by terrorists. 

According to Mir’s colleagues, he had shaved off his beard and had changed his appearance to dodge militants who had laid a death trap for him in his village.

Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by militant groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently.

"I had told him that he should not go as militants could attack. But he was desperate to see his parents who reside at Sontabugh in the interiors of Pulwama district," recalled one of his supervising officers.

This morning as he was preparing to leave for home, he came with a changed appearance. He shaved off his beard and decided to use his personal vehicle to go to his native village, the officer further said.

"Now they (militants) will not be able to recognise me" were possibly his last words to his officer before he left for home with a smiling face as he was seeing his parents after a long time.

Mir is survived by his father and mother.

Son of a retired police officer from 2010 batch of sub-inspector, Mir had served in Ganderbal district of South Kashmir for five years before being transferred to Kulgam district last year.

He was shifted to the CID department in March this year and his superiors recalled his dedication towards his work.

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