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Gunmen abduct, kill 40-year-old sawmill worker in Pulwama

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Srinagar: Unknown gunmen kidnapped and killed a sawmill worker in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources and police said on Friday.
The gunmen, official sources said, fired upon the worker Manzoor Ahmad Lone near Higher Secondary School at Gulzarpora at around 10 p.m. on Thursday. The 40-year-old Manzoor son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone of Dogripora village died instantly, they said.
“Initial investigations have revealed that he was forcibly taken away by the militants and shot dead,” a police spokesman said.
He said police has registered a case soon after hearing about the incident. Police officers from the local police unit visited the spot and investigated the circumstances which led to the incident, he said.
Body will be handed over to the family members after completion of medico-legal formalities, the spokesman added.

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