Up to date: October 29, 2020 10:27:00 pm
Three BJP staff have been shot lifeless by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, information company PTI reported.
“Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh have been shot by militants in Y Ok Pora space of Kulgam district late on Thursday night,” a police official was quoted as saying by PTI. He mentioned the occasion staff have been rushed to an area hospital at Qazigund the place medical doctors declared them lifeless on arrival.
Reacting to the incident, former chief minister and Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Horrible information from Kulgam district of South Kashmir. I unequivocally condemn the focused killing of the three BJP staff in a terror assault. Could Allah grant them place in Jannat and should their households discover energy throughout this tough time.”
Horrible information from Kulgam district of South Kashmir. I unequivocally condemn the focused killing of the three BJP staff in a terror assault. Could Allah grant them place in Jannat & might their households discover energy throughout this tough time.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 29, 2020
The Resistance Entrance (TRF), which is believed to be a shadow group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed duty for the killings. In a message in English and Hindi on its social media account, the TRF mentioned “crematoriums will get overbooked”.
In August this 12 months, militants shot lifeless a BJP sarpanch, Sajad Ahmad Khanday, at Vessu in Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. A day beforehand, one other BJP sarpanch, Arif Ahmad, was shot at and injured at Qazigund’s Akhran village.
The identical month, several BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir had resigned in panic after suspected militants shot at and critically injured a pacesetter of the occasion in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
On July 8, militants had killed a senior BJP chief, Sheikh Waseem Bari, alongside along with his father and brother – each of whom have been BJP staff as nicely – in Bandipore.
Since June, eight members of the BJP have been killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
(Inputs from PTI)
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