Nepalese National Among 2 Migrant Workers Shot At In South Kashmir

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Srinagar– Two migrant workers, including a Nepalese national on Thursday were injured in a militant attack in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

Vikram from Bihar and Badahur from Nepal were injured after terrorists fired upon them in Wanihama area of the district on Thursday evening, a police spokesperson said. Both the injured, working as labourers at a private Sabir Abdullah Public School (SAPS), were removed to the government medical college (GMC) Anantnag for treatment.

Principal GMC Anantnag Dr Tariq Qureshi told a local news agency KNO that among the two injured, one was stable while the condition of another was critical.

Meanwhile, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the victims were shot at and injured after being called by pistol-borne terrorists to come out to engage in a work.

“This is a #cowardice & inhumane act of #terrorism. The victims were called by terrorist to come out to engage in a work. Once both came out, #terrorist fired upon them with pistol. We are investigating on top priority. Culprit would be brought to justice soon,” Police posted a Tweet quoting ADGP Kumar.

Earlier, police in another Tweet said “Terrorist fired upon two outside labourers (01 from Bihar & second from Nepal), who were working at a private SAPS school at #Bondialgam in #Anantnag district. Both of them are being shifted to hospital. Further details shall follow,”

3 Infiltrators Killed Along LoC In Poonch

The army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid by killing three men trying to cross over from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

While the body of one of the infiltrators was recovered by soldiers, bodies of the other two, lying across the LoC, were taken back by villagers of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), officials said.

“At about 1000 hours today, alert soldiers of the army observed suspicious movement of some individuals along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector (J-K), wherein they were trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control into the Indian side,” a defence spokesman said.

The soldiers challenged the infiltrators who opened fire on them, he said.

In an ensuing fire fight, three terrorists was killed, the officials said.

Body of one of the terrorists has been recovered along with two AK-47 rifles, a pistol and war-like stores, the spokesman said.

The villagers in PoK carried back the bodies of the other two terrorists, the officials said.

The operation continues and a search of the area is underway, the defence spokesman said.

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