Migrant Labourer Shot Dead In Bandipora, Cop Shot At In Anantnag

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Srinagar- A young migrant worker from Bihar was killed while a policeman sustained injuries in two separate attacks by unidentified militants in the twin districts of Bandipora and Anantnag in the Valley, police said on Friday.

The attack took place around midnight, they said.

“During intervening night, #terrorists fired upon & injured one outside #labourer Mohd Amrez S/O Mohd Jalil R/O Madhepura Besarh #Bihar at Soadnara Sumbal, #Bandipora,” the Kashmir Zone Police said on Twitter.

The police said Amrez was shifted to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed to injuries.

Mohammad Tamheed, who identified himself as Amrez’s brother, said they were sleeping when they heard gunshots around 12:20 am.

“We were sleeping and it was 12:20 am when my younger brother woke me up, saying some shots were fired. I told him such things happen, so sleep. But he told me that he will take a look as another brother was not in the room.

“He went downstairs and saw him (Amrez) covered in blood. We called the Army. They came and took him to Hajin. The doctors there told us to take him to Srinagar, but he succumbed on the way,” Tamheed said.

Tamheed and Amrez’s colleagues appealed to the government to help them take his body back to Bihar.

Amrez is the fourth non-local killed in a targeted attack in Kashmir so far this year.

Meanwhile, a policeman was injured in a militant attack in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said.

Around 3:15, militants fired indiscriminately upon police personnel near Padshahi Bagh area of Bijbehara in District Anantnag, a police spokesperson said.

“In this terror crime incident, the said police personnel had received gunshot injuries and was immediately evacuated to hospital for the treatment to his injuries where his condition is stated to be stable,” he said.

The spokesperson said that senior officers reached the spot along with reinforcement.

“The whole area was cordoned off and search in the area was going on,” he added. (With PTI inputs)

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