Five migrant labourers from Bengal killed by terrorists in Kashmir's Kulgam amid EU MPs visit

Since the Centre's decision on Article 370, terrorists have been targeting truckers and labourers, mainly who have come to the Valley from outside Kashmir.

Published: 29th October 2019 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2019 09:20 AM   |  A+A-

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: A visiting delegation of parliamentarians from the European Union got a chilling message from terrorists as the latter shot dead five migrant labourers in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Another labourer was critically injured. All six hailed from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, the police said.
The labourers were at home when the terrorists barged in around 8 pm and opened fire. The victims were identified as Mursaleen, Qamar-u-din, Rafiq, Nizam-ud-Din and Rafiq Sheikh.

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This was the seventh terror attack on non-locals, including truck drivers, traders and labourers, ever since the reading down of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K on August 5. It was also an indication of how the situation could quickly worsen when full normalcy is restored in the Valley.

On October 28, militants shot dead a truck driver in Reasi, which is in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. On October 23, militants shot dead two non-local truck drivers and injured another in an attack on fruit laden trucks in Shopian district.

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Earlier, on October 16, a fruit trader from Punjab and a labourer from Chhattisgarh were shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir.

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