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Shopkeeper abducted; rescued in Pulwama village

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Pulwama: A civilian, who was abducted by suspected militants in Nikloora area of Litter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday was later rescued safely, police said on Saturday.

Officials said that suspected militants abducted a civilian namely Shakeel Ahmad Sofi, son of Ghulam Mohammad Sofi of Nikloora Pulwama, who is a shopkeeper by profession.

He said that soon after the incident police party rushed to spot and managed to rescue him safely.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shakeel Sofi is brother of a militant Shameem Sofi who was arrested recently in his own village in first week of this month.

Shamim was apprehended along with a pistol and ammunition in orchards of Nikloora village on October 01. As per police, Shahmim was associated with a Lashkar-e-Toiba.

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