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Youth shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IBNS

By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar Feb 21 : A youth was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Sopore town in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday.

Officials said Wasim Mehraj Malla, 26, son of Mehraj ud-din Malla of Naseem Bagh locality of Krankshivan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen from point blank range near Masjid Baghi Islam around 6:40 pm Friday.

Wasim, they said, collapsed on the road in a pool of blood.

"He was rushed to the sub-district hospital in Sopore where doctors declared him brought dead," the official said.

Meanwhile, the Army, the Special Operation Group of Police and the CRPF cordoned off the area and launched the hunt to nab the unknown gunmen.

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