Jammu & Kashmir: Bihar migrant worker shot dead by terrorists
In yet another targeted killing in the Valley, a migrant laborer from Bihar was shot dead at Bandipore, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Thursday night. A resident of Bihar's Madhepura, Mohd Amrez, was shot at the Soadnara area of Bandipore. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Separately, a fidayeen attack bid led to the death of four soldiers.
Why does this story matter?
J&K has been witnessing increased targeted killings since the second half of 2021. Nearly 30 people have been killed as a result of targeted attacks this year, including Kashmiri Pandits, civilians, and security officials. Meanwhile, over 28 migrant workers have been killed in targeted attacks since 2017, according to a statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs in July 2022.
Migrant worker shot dead
At roughly 12:20 am on Friday, terrorists fired upon the migrant laborer at the Soadnara Sumbal area of Bandipore. While Amrez was rushed to a hospital for treatment, he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The Kashmir Zone Police said on Twitter, "During intervening night, terrorists fired upon & injured one outside labourer Mohd Amrez...He was shifted to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed."
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4 soldiers killed at camp in Rajouri
The incident comes only a day after four soldiers were gunned down at an army camp near Rajouri. On Thursday, two terrorists, suspected to be members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, attempted to attack the army camp with a suicide bomb at 3 am. However, security officials successfully foiled the attack and killed them.
Army foils attack on camp, two terrorists killed
Recent killings in the Valley
Last week, a migrant worker from Bihar, Mohammad Mumtaz, was shot dead in a terrorist attack in Pulwama, while two others were injured. In June, a bank manager from Rajasthan was gunned down by terrorists at his workplace and the chilling incident was recorded on CCTV camera. Additionally, a brick kiln worker from Bihar, Dilkhush Kumar, was shot dead by terrorists in June.Share this timeline