Two persons, including a relative of a surrendered militant, were shot at and injured by suspected militants in Pulwama district of Kashmir last night, reports said on Saturday.
Shabir Ahmad Pandit, cousin of the surrendered militant Tariq Ahmad Pandit, and Manzoor Ahmad were shot at by suspected militants at Kareemabad in Pulwama district last night around 10 PM, outlookindia.com reported.
He said the injured persons were shifted to hospitals in Srinagar for treatment.
Tariq Ahmad Pandit had deserted police force to join militant group led by now slain commander Burhan Wani last year.
With several of Burhan’s close associates getting eliminated earlier this year, Pandit surrendered before security forces in May.
Although it was not clear why Shabir and his friend were targeted by the suspected militants, police officials believe the attack was a “retribution” for killing of Burhan and his two associates by forces on July 8.