Srinagar, Mar 30 : Former J&K chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday condemned the militant attack that left two Municipal Councilors and a policeman dead in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Meanwhile, four Special Police Officers (SPOs) of J&K police were suspended for ‘not retaliating appropriately’ during the attack, which, according to police, was carried out by two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants.
“Condemn the heinous attack at Sopore yesterday in which two Councilors & a policeman were killed. Deepest sympathies to their families & loved ones,” Ms Mehbooba, who is the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Reacting to the attack, Mr Abdullah, who is the vice president of National Conference (NC), tweeted, “The second councillor, Shams-ud-Din Peer, injured in the Sopore attack yesterday succumbed to his injuries this morning. Allah magfirat karay.”
“News coming in of a militant attack on the municipal office in Sopore. My unequivocal condemnation of this attack together with my sympathies for the deceased & prayers for the injured,” he had tweeted on Monday.
A councilor of Sopore Municipal Committee (SMC), who was injured in a militant attack in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Monday, succumbed on Tuesday, taking the death toll to three.
Official sources said that militants fired at SMC office at Sopore in which councilor Reyaz Ahmad Mir and police personnel Shafqat Ahmad were killed and Shams-ud-din was injured on Monday. “The injured councilor was rushed to local hospital from where he was referred to SHMS hospital, where he succumbed this morning,” they said.