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3 shot outside mosque in Kashmir

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JAMMU T: hree civilians, including the brother of a former militant, were shot dead as they were coming out of a mosque in Doda district on Monday.

Police said a group of militants opened fire on those coming out of the mosque after prayers. While Shabir Ahmed (30) died on the spot, Asif Iqbal, 20 and Riaz Ahmed, 40, were died in hospital of their injuries.

Bhaderwah Ashok Sharma, Superintendent of Police, said a search operation had been launched to nab the militants. Shabir Ahmed was the brother of Akhter Hussain, a top militant of al- Jehad who surrendered to security forces. Militants killed him and his father, Bashir Ahmed, in 1998.

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