Kashmir Indepth

BJP worker killed by suspected militants in Kulgam

Srinagar, Aug 17 (KINS ) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was on Tuesday killed by suspected militants in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

Official sources said that suspected militants fired at a BJP worker, identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar, outside his residence at Brazloo in Kulgam. “Dar was critically injured in the attack,” they said, adding the wounded was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

They said the gunmen managed to escape from the spot during the chaos created due to the firing. “Security forces have been rushed to the area and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers,” they added.

This is the second incident in over a week when BJP workers were targeted in south Kashmir. A BJP sarpanch and his panch wife from Redwani Kulgam were shot dead by militants in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on August 9.

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