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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 non-local labourers killed in grenade attack in Shopian, second incident in 3 days

Jammu-Kashmir: In Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists have once again targeted outside laborers. Two non-locals from Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj were killed by terrorists in a targeted grenade attack in Harmen area of the district. Both these laborers were sleeping in tin sheds and used to work as laborers in the area.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Jammu-Kashmir: In Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists have once again targeted outside laborers. Two non-locals from Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj were killed by terrorists in a targeted grenade attack in Harmen area of the district. Both these laborers were sleeping in tin sheds and used to work as laborers in the area. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was about to visit Shopian today, before that the terrorists have carried out this incident.

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On Tuesday early morning, The Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet, “#Terrorists lobbed hand grenade in Harmen #Shopian in which two labourers from UP namely Monish Kumar & Ram Sagar, both residents of Kanooj, UP got injured. They were shifted to hospital where they succumbed. Area cordoned off.”

In the next tweet, the police said that the terrorist who threw the grenade has been arrested. “Hybrid #terrorist #terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba Harman’s Imran Bashir Ghani #Shopian who threw the grenade was arrested by #Shopian Police. Further investigation and raids are on,” the post read.

In Shopian, terrorists have targeted two laborers living in Uttar Pradesh. It is being told that both the laborers were residents of Kannauj district. Both of them have been identified as Manish Kumar and Ram Sagar. Both of them were sleeping in their tin shed when the terrorists threw a grenade at them.

Vijay Kumar, ADGP, Kashmir Zone, said that the terrorists hurled a grenade at Harman, Shopian, at two outside laborers who were residents of Kannauj district of UP. Both were seriously injured in this and were admitted to the hospital. Where he died during treatment.

The police officer said that after the incident, the police cordoned off the area, after which Imran Bashir Ghani, a hybrid terrorist of banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, was arrested. He is being questioned and raids are also being conducted to nab the terrorists.

Earlier on Saturday in Shopian district, terrorists had targeted a Kashmiri Pandit. The terrorists had carried out the murder of Puran Krishna Bhat when he was going to plant a garden in Chaudhary Gund of Shopian. He was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment, where he died.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted that the terrorist attack on Puran Krishna Bhatt in Shopian is a cowardly act. My condolences to the victim’s family. I assure the people that strictest action will be taken against criminals and those who aid and abet terrorists.

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