Law enforcement said that gunmen killed two laborers in two targeted attacks on Saturday night in Indian-occupied Kashmir, days after five people were fatally shot similarly in the disputed region. The deadly attack comes a few hours after law enforcement stated administrative forces killed four suspected militants in the recent day and claimed 3 of them were involved in the past week’s killing of three minorities.
According to police, two non-local workers, who were Hindus from Bihar, were shot in the Southern Wanpoh region of Kashmir valley, and a third was severely wounded. Moreover, Police inculpated militants fighting against Indian rule for the Oct. 16th attacks in the region’s main city and a village in South Kashmir called that “terror strikes.”
#Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon #NonLocal labourers at Wanpoh area of #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 02 non-locals were killed and 01 injured. Police & SFs cordoned off the area. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 17, 2021
In the first event in Srinagar, Police stated militants fired at a Hindu Street vendor from Bihar. He died at the scene. Then, about after an hour, a Muslim worker from Uttar Pradesh was shot and severely injured in the Litter village of Pulwama district. According to police, later, he died at a medical facility.
In the past week, attackers deadly shot three Hindus, a local Muslim taxi-driver, and a Sikh driver in the area in a sudden rise in violence against civilians that both anti- and pro-India Kashmir extensively criticized.
Furthermore, Police said two militants were killed on Saturday in a firefight with administration forces in the southern Pampore region. Two more insurgents were killed on Friday in two separate shootouts with Indian forces in Srinagar and Pulwama district.
Law enforcement stated that 3 among the insurgents were involved in the assassination of a famous local Hindu chemist and 2 school-teachers of Sikh and Hindu beliefs. Following the series of killings recently, authorities have kept over a thousand people in their custody in sweeping crack-downs across the Vale of Kashmir.
Five Indian soldiers were also killed on Monday in the deadliest firefight with militants in 2021 in contiguous forested Surankote town.