Srinagar: A Territorial Army(TA) Soldier was shot dead by suspected militants at Sadoora village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday evening.
A police officer said suspected militants opened fire upon the TA soldier namely Manzoor Ahmad Beg son of Abdul Salam Beg at his residence at Sadoora village late this evening.
In the incident, Manzoor suffered critical bullet wounds and was immediately taken to nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival, the officer said.
Manzoor was posted with army’s 34 RR in Shopian and was on a leave when the incident occurred.
He said that soon after the incident, a joint team of army and SOG launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
Locals said Beigh was a former Ikhwani, who had joined the territorial army
Ikhwan was a notorious pro-military militia accused of committing gross human rights violations in Kashmir.