A student was shot dead near Nasim Bagh area of Hazratbal in Srinagar on Saturday afternoon. According to media reports, this is the second killing in Kashmir since today morning. In the morning, terrorists shot dead a Hurriyat activist in Sopore. The victim has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmed, a second-semester student of Islamic University. Security forces have cordoned off the area to nab the attackers. Speaking on the incident, SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray said that police are trying to ascertain the identity of the victim, adding that police have recovered a pistol from his possession. 

A case has been filed under relevant sections of law and police have started its investigation into the matter. Earlier today, a Hurriyat activist was shot dead by terrorists near his house at Bomai area of Sopore. According to media reports, soon after the attack, he was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.  

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It also comes hours after a LeT terrorist was killed and a policeman injured when a police party was ambushed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

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Kashmir Police tweeted, “Attack on Police picket at #Achabal was repulsed. In retaliatory action one terrorist killed. Weapon recovered . Identity of the terrorist is being ascertained. One injured jawan is shifted to hospital. He is stable.”

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