FIVE migrant labourers from West Bengal were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Another labourer was critically injured by the terrorists, they said. All the victims hailed from Murshidabad district of West Bengal, the police said. The attack happened on a day a delegation of parliamentarians from the European Union is visiting Kashmir to talk to locals and ask them about their experience after the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s Special Status under Article 370 of the Constitution in August. Since the Centre’s decision on Article 370, terrorists have been targeting truckers and labourers, mainly who have come to the Valley from outside Kashmir. On Monday, a trucker from Udhampur district was killed by militants in Anantnag, police said.
This was the fourth truck driver to be killed by militants since August 5 On October 24,terrorists killed two non-Kashmiri truck drivers in Shopian district. On October 14, two terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead the driver of a truck having Rajasthan registration number and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian district.The driver was identified as Sharief Khan.Two days later, Punjab-based apple trader Charanjeet Singh was killed and Sanjeev injured when terrorists attacked them in Shopian district. The same day, abrickkiln worker from Chhattisgarh was shot dead by militants in Pulwama district.
FOUR INJURED IN CLASHES IN KASHMIR: AT least four persons were injured on Tuesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir where a complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar and some other parts, officials said. The clashes broke out on a day when a delegation of 23 European Union MPs arrived here for a first-hand assessment of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. People put up blockades in at least five different places in Srinagar,including Down town Srinagar and 90 Feet Road.
Terrorists fire on CRPF personnel at Pulwama school, none injured
PULWAMA : IN yet another terror incident, armed terrorists on Tuesday tried to target children by firing at a school building in Pulwama. At around 3:15 pm, unknown terrorists fired 6-7 rounds on CRPF deployment at a school which was an examination centre in Pulwama’s Drabgam. “Attack was promptly retaliated by the troops. Additional deployment reached,” the CRPF said.
Initial information suggests there have been no injuries so far. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway. CRPF and local police were on duty guarding the centre when the incident took place. The firing comes on a day when a delegation of members of European Parliament are on a visit to Kashmir to assess the ground situation in the State