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J&K: Non-locals Targeted Again, 2 Bihar Labourers Injured in Terrorists Attack in Pulwama

By: News Desk

Edited By: Saurabh Verma

News18.com

Last Updated: September 24, 2022, 23:34 IST

Pulwama, India

The firing took place in Kharbhatpora Ratnipora area. (Photo: News18)

The firing took place in Kharbhatpora Ratnipora area. (Photo: News18)

Several cases of targeted attacks on police officials, civilians and migrants have been reported since last year

Two non-local labourers suffered injuries after terrorists opened fire on them in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday evening. The police said the condition of both labourers, who hail from Bihar’s Batya Zila, is

stated to be stable.

The injured persons identified as Shamshad and Faizan Qasri have been undergoing treatment at a government district hospital in the district.

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The firing took place in Kharbhatpora Ratnipora area.

Several cases of targeted attacks on police officials, civilians and migrants have been reported since last year. Police have claimed it has killed many militants responsible for such attacks.

Four non locals have been killed so far this year, while there have been few incidents in which terrorists attacked non locals and left them injured. The last such attack took place on September 2 when a non local was injured in Pulwama. A total of 14 civilians have been killed in such attacks so far this year, while six security forces personnel have also been shot dead in target killings. While one policeman was killed in target attack in Anantnag in January, February saw no saw killing.

March saw the highest of seven such killings — five civilians and an on-leave CRPF jawan in Shopian, and a special police officer (SPO) in Budgam. Brother of the SPO also lost his life in the same attack. In April, two civilians, including a sarpanch, were killed, while in May, five persons — two cops, and three civilians, were killed. The civilians include PM package employee Rahul Bhat, TV actor Amreen Bhat, and a teacher Rajini Bhala.

In June, a non-local bank manager and a non-local labourer were shot dead by terrorists, while a sub-inspector of police was also killed in target attacks. July saw no such killing, but August saw two non-local labourers killed.

(With PTI inputs)

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first published:September 24, 2022, 20:42 IST
last updated:September 24, 2022, 23:34 IST