Lashkar militants gun down two sisters in Sopore

Sopore, Feb 1 (ANI): Alleged militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit shot dead two sisters in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District on Monday.

"The militants killed the two sisters Arifa, 17, and Akhtar, 20, after kidnapping them from their home. We are investigating," The Indian Express quoted Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, S M Sahai, as saying.

According to the police, the three militants, two of whom were locals, barged into the home of Ghulam Nabi Dar, who works at a government ration depot, at around 8 p.m. when he was away at the mosque for prayers.

The reason as to why this incident took place is not yet clear and no militant group has claimed responsibility for it yet.

The local militants involved in the killing have been identified as Wasim Ganaie and Muzaffar Naikoo. Both the ultras were carrying a cash reward on their heads.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the killing of the two sisters, and said: "Full details about the Sopore incident has yet not come, but it's quite sad that no condemnation of this killing by militants is coming out." (ANI)

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