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HM militants torture and murder two in Poonch

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Jammu, July 5 (UNI) In a barbaric act, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants kidnapped two youths including a Special Police Officer (SPO) at Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district and mutilated before murdering them, official sources today said.

Sources said that a group of three militants last night, entered the house of a civilian Mohammad Hussain in Jamal village of Mendhar tehsil and tried to snatch his five year son Imtiyaz.

Overpowering Hussain the militant look the child into the Jungle, where they murdered him. Later, they mutilated the dead body.

In another incident in Mendhar, two militants forcibly abducted SPO Tanzeem Ahmed, who had come to his house on leave, and took him to the surrounding forest area, where they tortured him by chopping off his ears, removing his eyes and genitals before they slit his throat.

The body of Ahmed, who was posted at police station Gursai, was recovered from an isolated area at Upper Sarhuti early this morning by local people and police. It was sent for post-mortem and later handed over to his family for burial.

Police have launched a search operation for the militants involved in the killing. The two are believed to be local cadre of Hizbul Mujahideen.

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