An Indian Army soldier Mohammad Yaseen Bhat has reportedly been kidnapped by terrorists from his residence at Qazipora Chadura in Central Kashmir ‘s Budgam district on Friday. There have been rising incidents of Army men being kidnapped by terrorists. Yaseen belongs to the Army’s JAKLI Unit and was on a leave to visit his hometown.
Few hours prior to the incident, Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy shelling with artillery and firing of small arms in Shahpur and Kerni sectors of Poonch district at around 6 pm.
A police officer said that soon after receiving the information about the abduction of the army man namely Mohammad Yaseen of Jakli unit from his home at Qaipora late this evening, a joint team of police and army has rushed to the spot to ascertain the details. Meanwhile, a massive search operation was launched in Qaipora, Chadoora and borders of neighboring Pulwama district.
Last year, terrorists abducted Army soldier namely Aurangzeb from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. He was later killed and his bullet-riddled body was found in Pulwama. He was a resident of Poonch district of Jammu region.