Four of 2 families killed in J&K
Police and security forces have rushed to the area and launched wide search operations to track down the culprits.india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 12:51 IST
In a pre-dawn strike, terrorists on Thursday killed four Hindus, including two girls, in Poonch district, official sources said.
The terrorists barged into two houses in Magnar village in the district around 1 am and opened fire on the family members of Ashok Kumar and Mangu, killing four persons and injuring two others, the sources said.
The terrorists also knocked at the doors of other houses but nobody opened, they said.
Those killed have been identified as Priyanka and Menaka, daughters of Mangu, and Lokesh and Pankaj, sons of Ashok Kumar.
The injured have been identified as five-year-old Kamini and Sunita Devi, daughter and wife of Mangu, the sources said adding the terrorists later escaped from the spot.
Police and security forces have rushed to the area and launched search operations to track down the terrorists.
Earlier, terrorists had killed 22 Hindus in Kulhand of Doda district on April 13 and 16 other Hindus in Basanthgarh of Udhampur district on May 1.