Suspected militants abduct one more civilian from Shopian, says police; Seventh incident in four days

Photo of Nadeem Manzoor of Safanagri Shopian. Nadeem was killed by militants.

Srinagar: Suspected militants have abducted one more civilian youth from a village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday morning.

A police official said that militants abducted Suhail Ahmad Ganie son of Sheeraz Ahmad Ganie from Memander village of Shopian today.

This is the seventh incident of its kind in Shopian in last four days.

On Thursday, 18-year-old Nadeem Manzoor was abducted from Safanagri village of Shopian followed by a video showing a boy wearing Kashmiri traditional Pheran being questioned, in Kashmiri language. The video shows the killing of Nadeem, accused of being an informer by the militants, and allegedly responsible for killing of two militants in a recent encounter in Shopian.

On Friday, the Police Media Centre also issued a statement about the abduction and killing Nadeem.

After the killing militants released another video, in which Nadeem is seen being questioned, along with another Zahoor Ahmad Dar. Nadeem is seen accepting that he informed the armed forces about the presence of militants.

On Saturday morning, three more youth were abducted from Sadipora village of Shopian. Among them one Huzaif Kutay was killed, while others were released by militants.

According to a police official, unidentified gunmen abducted three civilians from a bakery in south Kashmir’s District Shopian. The official identified the abductees as Shahid Ahmad Ganie, Farooq Ahmad – both residents of Saidpora Payeen, and Huzaif Ahmad Kutay of Manzgam.

A video showing a masked man decapitating Huzaif was also released on social media.

On Saturday afternoon two youth Hakib Javid and Ishfaq Ahmad were abducted from Memendar. They were, however, set free during the night.


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