Last Updated: August 04, 2022, 23:24 IST
A migrant laborer was killed and two others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. Terror outfit United Liberation Front (ULF) took the responsibility for the grenade attack.
“Terrorists hurled a grenade at outside laborers at Gadoora area of #Pulwama. In this terror incident, one laborer died and two others were injured. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
The police said the deceased has been identified as Mohd Mumtaz who hails from Bihar. The two injured persons, who are also residents of Bihar, are in stable condition.
#TerrorIncidentUpdate: The deceased outside laborer has been identified as Mohd Mumtaz S/O Mohd Jaloo R/O Sakwa Parsa, Bihar. Injured have been identified as Mohd Arif S/O Mohd Aziz & Mohd Majbool S/O Mohd Arif, residents of Rampor, Bihar. Both are stable.@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/QsrOLX2CMp
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 4, 2022
According to news agencies PTI, terrorists had stepped up attacks on non-local laborers earlier this year but there was a halt in such targeted killings for the past nearly two months.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the terrorist attack and assured that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
“Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on laborers in Pulwama. My sincere condolences to the family of Mohd Mumtaz in this hour of grief. Praying for the early recovery of the injured. I assure the people that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” tweeted LG’s Office.