Two Labourers From West Bengal Shot At In Srinagar’s Nowgam

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Srinagar- Unidentified militants on Friday shot at and injured two labourers from West Bengal in Nowgam area of the city outskirts.

Najamul-Islam and Anikul-Islam, both residents of West Bengal, were fired upon by unknown militants at Suthsoo Kalan area of Nowgam in the city outskirts on Friday evening, a police spokesperson said. Both the labourers, he said, received gunshot injuries in the attack and were immediately shifted to hospital for treatment.

“Condition of both the injured is stable. One of them has received a bullet in his neck while another has minor injury. CT scan of both the injured is being done at the moment,” Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Dr Kanwaljeet Singh told Kashmir Observer.

Soon after the incident, a team of police and paramilitary CRPF reached the area and launched a cordon and search operation to nab the attackers. Senior police officers also reached the shootout spot to take stock of the situation.

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on,” the police spokesperson said.

Pertinently, the attacks on non-Kashmiri labourers comes over a fortnight after two Bihar residents were injured in separate attacks by suspected militants in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian on April 4.

Joko Chowdary and Patlashwar Kumar, both residents of Bihar were shot at and injured in Lajoora area of Pulwama.
Hours later, 35-year-old Sonu Kumar, son of Jankee Nath was fired upon by militants in his native Chotigam village of Shopian district.

A day earlier, two Punjab residents were injured by unknown militants in the south Kashmir district on April 3.

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Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a special correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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