Civilian Killed, Street Vendor From Bihar Injured In Militant Attacks

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Srinagar- Unidentified militants on Monday shot dead a civilian and injured a Bihar resident in two separate attacks in central Kashmir’s Budgam and south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Unknown militants barged into the house of Tajamul Mohi-ud-din Dar in Gotpora village of Budgam on Monday evening and fired indiscriminately upon him, a police spokesperson said. In the militant attack, he said, Dar sustained critical gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for the treatment.

“However, doctors declared him dead on arrival,” he said.

In a separate militant attack in Pulwama, the spokesperson said that around 7:45pm, militants fired upon a street vendor Bisujeet Kumar of Bihar. Kumar, he said, received gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar in a critical care ambulance where he is being treated.

The spokesperson said that senior police officers along with reinforcement reached at both the “terror crime spots”. He said that the respective areas have been cordoned and search in these areas is going o

“Police have registered cases regarding both the terror crime incidents. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances leading to these terror crimes,” the spokesperson added.

Pertinently, today’s twin attacks came two days after Mohammad Akram, a carpenter from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh was shot at and injured by militants in Arihal area of Shopian district on Saturday last.

Three CRPF men were also reportedly injured on the weekend in twin grenade attacks by militants in twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian.

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