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Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants in Sopore

Srinagar, Jan.11 (ANI): A sarpanch in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district was shot dead on Friday by suspected militants.

Habibullah Mir, who was affiliated with the Congress Party, was shot in the neck at his home in Goripora village.

The village is about 52 kilometers from Srinagar.

Police said the incident took place at around 12.20 p.m.

It is the first attack on a local self-government officer or representative in 2013. (ANI)