Kashmir: Army officer went to family wedding, killed by terrorists

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In an outrageous incident, an army officer was kidnapped by the militants and reportedly shot dead in Shopian district, when he visited with his family to attend a family wedding.

The officer was identified as Lt. Ummer Fayyaz, who was currently posted at Akhnoor in Jammu region.

In a statement, an army official said, “In a dastardly act, some unidentified terrorists yesterday abducted and then killed a young Army officer, Lt Umer Fayaz”.

It was reported that the army officer was on leave as he had gone with his family to attend his cousin’s wedding in  Kulgam area of south Kashmir, where he was kidnapped by the militants around 10 pm.

While the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley moved to twitter to show his concern over the matter. In a series of tweet, Jaitley posted, “Abduction & murder of Lt. Ummer Fayaz by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice. This young officer from J&K was a role model”.




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