Army officer abducted, killed by militants in Kashmir

In yet another gruesome incident in the valley, an army officer was abducted and killed by militants in Shopian district of Kashmir. The young officer was abducted when he had gone to his native place to attend the wedding ceremony of a relative.

At least five militants entered the house of Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz and abducted him. Later, his bullet riddled body was discovered in Harmain area.

Lt Fayaz was commissioned in the army in December last year and was on leave to attend a family wedding when the incident took place.

Terming the act as a ‘dastardly act of cowardice,’ Defence Minister Arun Jaitley remembered Lt Fayaz as an exceptional sportsman.

“Abduction & murder of Lt Ummer Fayyaz by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice. This young officer from J&K was a role model,” read one of his tweets.

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