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Panchayat member shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 8:26pm IST | Agency: PTI

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A panchayat member was today shot dead after militants opened fire at him in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The ultras opened fire on Ghulam Mohammad Bhat from close range at Wanpoh in Kulgam district, 70 kms from here, at around 6.45 pm, they said.

Bhat, a panch, who had sustained critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital, succumbed to his injuries, they said.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, police said. 

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