8 labourers gunned down in J&K
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8 labourers gunned down in J&K

No group has claimed responsibility for the massacre. Securitymen have begun massive searches to nab the killers.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 04:54 IST

Eight labourers from Bihar and two security personnel were gunned down by suspected terrorists in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

A senior police officer said that gunmen sprayed bullets at a group of labourers from Bihar in Badroo village near Kulgam, 90 km from here in Anantnag district.

"The gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at the labourers killing six of them on the spot. Seven others who were wounded in the shootout were shifted to hospital where two critically injured labourers succumbed to their injuries," said the officer.

He said all the five seriously wounded labourers are being taken to Srinagar for treatment. "The condition of three is serious," he added.

The killings have led to tension in south Kashmir where the authorities are currently busy with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Following Monday's killings authorities said security is being further beefed up for the pilgrims.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killings. Security forces have already surrounded the massacre site and launched massive searches to track down the killers.

Two more people were killed in separate incidents in the Valley.

Police said terrorists opened fire at a police party in Sopore town in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, killing a head constable on the spot.

A special police officer, who was seriously injured in the shootout, was shifted to hospital.

In another incident, an army trooper on leave was gunned down at village Homshalibugh in Anantnag district after he was taken out of his home.

First Published: Jun 12, 2006 17:45 IST