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Three BJP workers shot dead in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

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Kulgam: Three Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) workers including party’s Yuva Morcha General Secretary for Kulgam were killed in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday evening.

Official sources said that militants attacked the trio at Y K Pora following which they were rushed to emergency hospital Qazigund.

However, before the trio identified as Fida Hussain Itoo, the General Secretary of Yuva Morcha General Secretary, Umar Hajam and Haroon Rashid Beigh could be admitted they succumbed to the wounds on the way to the hospital, they said.

“All three of them were brought dead,” Dr Asima Medical Superintendent Qazigund told news agency GNS.

Meanwhile, armed forces personnel have cordoned off the area and searches are going on.

According to police, “preliminary investigation revealed that militants fired upon three BJP workers identified as Fida Hussain Yatoo, son of Ghulam Ahmad Yatoo resident of Y.K.Pora (BJP District Youth General secretary), Umer Rashid Beigh, son of Abdul Rasheed Beigh, a resident of Sophat Devsar (BJP worker) and Umer Ramzan Hajam, son of Mohd Ramzan, a resident of Y.K.Pora (BJP worker) at Eidgah Y.K.Pora due to which they got injured. They were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment where they were declared as brought dead.”

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident,” reads a statement issued by police.

 

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