2 Bihar Residents Injured in South Kashmir Attacks

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Srinagar- Three people, including two Bihar residents on Monday were injured in twin attacks by suspected militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts.

An official said that militants fired upon two persons namely Joko Chowdary son of Thaugh Chowdary and Patlashwar Kumar, son of Joko Chowdary , both residents of Bihar in Lajoora area of Pulwama.

Both the injured, he said, were shifted to District Hospital Pulwama for treatment.

Medical Superintendent DH Pulwama confirmed that they have received two persons with firearm injuries.

In a statement issued here, a police spokesperson said that the condition of both the injured labourers is stable.

“Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation into the matter,” he said.

The attack on Bihar residents came less than 24 hours after unidentified militants shot at and injured two Punjab residents in the South Kashmir district on Sunday.

Meanwhile, unknown militants shot at and injured a civilian in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, third attack of the day on Monday.

35-year-old Sonu Kumar, son of Jankee Nath was fire upon by militants in his native Chotigam village of the district on Monday evening, officials said. Kumar, who received gunshot injuries in the attack, was removed to the district hospital for treatment.

His condition is said to be stable.

Soon after the attack on Kumar, police, army and CRPF reached the village and launched a search operation. However, no reports of any arrests were received.

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