Army officer found dead in J&K

Srinagar, (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of an army officer was found on Wednesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

The body was identified to be of an Army Lieutenant Umar Fayaz.

“The officer had been kidnapped by militants late on Tuesday evening from Kulgam town where he had gone to attend a family function,” a police officer said.

An advisory was earlier issued by the state police asking its personnel not to visit ancestral homes, especially in south Kashmir areas till it was withdrawn.

There has been a spike in militant activities in most districts of south Kashmir including, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam.

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