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Family of 10 policemen kidnapped by militants in South Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 31 (UNI) Family members of 10 policemen, including some officers, have been kidnapped after militants raided the residences of various cops in south Kashmir on Thursday night.

The kidnapping spree by militants came just a day after police arrested several dozen people, including father of two militant commanders Riyaz Naiko and Lateef tiger, from south Kashmir.

A police official said they were trying to ascertain reports of abductions.

However, official sources told UNI that five people, whose family members were working in the J&K police, were abducted by militants in Kulgam on Thursday night.

They said militants also picked up four family members of policemen in Pulwama. In Shopian, family member of a policeman was kidnapped after militants raided their house.

Among those abducted included brother of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) and a Sub Inspector (SI). Earlier on Wednesday, the son of a policeman was kidnapped from Tral.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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