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Death toll in Kulgam terror attack rises to 6 after another labourer succumbs to injuries

The attack came as a delegation of Members of European Parliament arrived in Srinagar to see the ground situation, amid sporadic incidents of violence and a shutdown.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 30, 2019 13:23 IST

At least five non-local labourers were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on Tuesday. One labourer was also reported to seriously injured in the attack. According to the sources with the police, all the labourers were from West Bengal's Murshidabad. Commenting on the incident, the police sources revealed that the terrorists had come to Katrasoo village of Kulgam. 

They later picked up on masons and carpenters from outside the state working there and opened fire at them, killing five of them on the spot. The sixth succumbed to his injuries while being taken to a hospital.

The deceased labourers were identified as Sheikh Kamrudin, Sheikh M. Rafiq, Sheikh Murnsulin, Sheikh Nizam ud Din and Mohd Rafiq Sheikh. The injured labourer was Zahoor ud Din.

Sources said that some more labourers could be missing. A high alert has been sounded in the area, while the security forces have launched a cordon. 

The attack came as a delegation of Members of European Parliament arrived in Srinagar to see the ground situation, amid sporadic incidents of violence and a shutdown.

Their visit triggered violence as incidents of stone pelting and clashes were reported from several areas in Srinagar including Chanpora, Rambagh, and Maisuma among others, leaving six people reportedly injured.

Shops and businesses remained closed and even private transport was playing less than routine in view of heightened tension.

In some areas, youths had blocked the road to prevent the movement of traffic.

There were also reports of firing on a security patrol in Drubgaon in Pulwama in south Kashmir, but no injuries were reported.

However, on Monday night, a truck driver was shot dead by terrorists in Anantnag. It was the fourth attack in a week in the Kashmir Valley. Earlier, two truck drivers, both from outside the Kashmir Valley, were killed by terrorists in Shopian.

Before that, two terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead a truck driver from Rajasthan and assaulted an orchard owner, also in Shopian.

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