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Five Labourers From West Bengal Killed, Another Injured By Terrorists In Kashmir

The Injured Has Been Identified As Zahuruddin, A Daily Wager From West Bengal.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 30 Oct 2019, 01:32:38 PM
The attack happened on a day a delegation of parliamentarians from the European Union is visiting Kashmir.

New Delhi:

Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were killed and another injured in a terrorist attack in Kulgam district of Kashmir on Tuesday evening, police said. According to reports, the labour has sustained bullet injuries in the leg.

The injured has been identified as Zahuruddin, a daily wager from West Bengal. He was in his rented residence in Katrasoo village when he was attacked. He has been admitted to a hospital and stated to be out of danger, they 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 on August 5.

Earlier in the day, suspected terrorists opened fire on CRPF personnel deployed at a school where a Class 10 examination was underway at Drabgam in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

According to news agency PTI, the terrorists fired six-seven rounds of bullet on CRPF deployment at the school, which was an examination centre. The CRPF and the local police were deployed to guard the centre. No injuries have been reported so far.

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.

Earlier 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, a brick kiln worker from Chhattisgarh was shot dead by militants in Pulwama district.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 29 Oct 2019, 09:18:55 PM