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Militants target 3 locals’ houses in Kashmir

The incidents come just a day after militants had hurled grenade on the house of Tral MLA, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2017 23:37 IST
Toufiq Rashid
Police and security forces cordoned off the villages and started search operation.
Police and security forces cordoned off the villages and started search operation.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Suspected militants targeted the houses of three locals — two PDP workers and an army jawan, according to sources — in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir late on Saturday, leaving a tailor injured and ransacking the other places.

In Pulwama, they barged into the residence of PDP zonal president Muhammad Ashraf, who was not in, in Dadsara village of Tral, and ransacked the place, leaving windowpanes broken, sources said. None were injured.

In the same district, two-three militants (not clear whether it was the same) ransacked the house of Territorial Army jawan, Ishfaq Ahmad at Zasoo Tahab village.

Ahmad was not at home. Only his wife and child were there. The militants fired shots in the air and left, sources said.

In the third incident, five-six masked men with AK weapons broke the windows of the house of PDP worker Fayaz Ahmad Mir, a tailor, in Wachi of Shopian and beat him up outside his residence, leaving him injured.

The incidents come just a day after militants had hurled grenade on the house of Tral MLA, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah. The gunmen also fired some shots before fleeing.

Police and security forces cordoned off the villages and started search operation.

The PDP governs the state in alliance with the BJP.