J-K: Terrorists kill forest dept official

Tangmarg: Terrorists on Thursday shot dead a forest department official after barging into his residence in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The official, identified as 38-year-old Tariq Ahmad Malik, later succumbed to his injuries, a statement from the police confirmed.

The police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The initial investigation into the matter establishes the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Yousuf Dar alias Kantroo, who is a resident of Kawoosa in Budgam district.

On Wednesday, Police Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Dar was shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama’s Larve village. Ashraf succumbed to critical bullet injuries in the attack, an official release noted.

Police said that as per initial investigation, the complicity of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was established.
“We condemn these acts of cowardice by terrorists involving attacks on police officials,” the police said.