Kashmiri Pandit, Migrants Shot At In Fourth Terrorist Attack In Valley In 24 Hours

Srinagar: On Monday evening, a shopkeeper in Kashmir’s Shopian area was fired at, the Valley’s fourth terrorist strike since Sunday.

Bal Krishan, a Kashmiri Pandit, was shot in the hand and leg and sent to a Srinagar Army hospital. His status, according to reports, is stable.

Terrorists shot at CRPF soldiers in the Maisuma district of Srinagar earlier, killing one and injured another. The two paramilitary troops were airlifted to the SMHS Hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.

The area was cordoned off and a search operation for the attackers launched.

Condemning the killing, National Conference’s Omar Abdullah tweeted, “I add my words of condemnation to those of my colleagues & send my condolences to the family of the CRPF jawan killed in the line of duty. Prayers for the injured jawan in the hope that he makes a full recovery.”

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tweeted: “Condemn attack on CRPF personnel in Maisuma this afternoon. This senseless violence doesn’t yield anything apart from inflicting miseries on the innocent families of those killed. My condolences to the family and prayers for the injured.” JK Pradesh Congress Committee and the Apni Party also condemned the killing of the CRPF personnel.

The attack on the CRPF men came just hours after two migrant workers were shot at in Pulwama. “Both the injured were rushed to a hospital. The area has been cordoned off,” police said.

Two other migrant workers were also targeted on Sunday.

There has been a series of attacks on non-local workers in last one month.

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