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Day After Civilian Execution by Terrorists, Another Killed in J&K

On Thursday night, a civilian was killed by terrorists in Pulwama district on charges of being an Army informer.

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Another 19-year-old was killed in Shopian, police said.
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A day after a civilian was killed by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on charges of being an Army informer, another 19-year-old was killed in Shopian, police told PTI.

“Terrorists Saturday killed a civilian in a brutal act of terror in Shopian district after he was kidnapped earlier in the day from Saidpora area.”
Police official to PTI

He said a throat-slit body was found from an orchard area in Hermain village of the south Kashmir district.

The deceased has been identified as Huzaif Ashraf, a resident of Manzgam area of the neighbouring Kulgam district.

"Huzaif's body was handed over to his family after completion of the medico-legal formalities," the official told PTI.

He said a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated in the matter.

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Hizbul Abducts & Kills Civilian, Releases Video of Act

On the night of Thursday, 15 November, terrorists had abducted and later killed Nadeem Manzoor, a resident of Shopian’s Safanagri area.

The Hizbul Mujahideen, which later claimed responsibility for the killing, released a video purportedly showing terrorists killing the youth, who was alleged to be an Army informer.

The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows terrorists pumping a volley of bullets into Manzoor, whose body was recovered Friday morning.

In another video shot before his killing, Manzoor, in terrorists’ custody, is seen telling them that he informed the Army about the presence of terrorists in his native village.

"I saw the terrorists in the village and when I reached home, I gave a missed call to an Army officer. The officer called me back and I told him that there were terrorists in our village near my home," Manzoor is heard telling the militants.

HM commander Riyaz Naikoo, in an audio message released along with the video, defended Manzoor's killing, saying he was an informer of the Army.

"Manzoor informed the Army about two terrorists who were then killed in an encounter," Naikoo said, referring to a 6 November gunfight in Safanagri area of Shopian.

Naikoo said the youth had confessed to tipping off the forces due to greed.

"We do not want to kill anyone, but they (informers) are forcing us. We will expose more such videos in the future and traitors will face similar fate," he said.

The HM commander also warned panchs and sarpanches of "justice", saying "they should wait for their turn".

(With inputs from PTI.)

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