Jawan abducted in South Kashmir

Militants kidnapped an off-duty Territorial Army jawan and set his car ablaze in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on late Sunday, officials said.

The jawan’s car has also been burnt by the militants.

“He was on leave and was heading home to Rishipora for Eid when his car was intercepted by gunmen. He was immediately abducted and they also burnt his car,” a senior security official said.

A search operation has been launched in Kulgam to trace the abducted soldier.