A migrant labourer died and two others harmed after terrorists threw a grenade in the Gadoora village of Pulwama in J & K on Thursday, police said, adding that the area was under quarantine.
As per the police, the attack happened in the evening when the labourers were at their rented accommodation in the village. “Terrorists lobbed a grenade on outside labourers at Gadoora area of Pulwama. In this terror episode, one labourer died, and two others were harmed. Area closed off,“J & K Police said in a tweet soon after the attack.
The dead labourer was recognised as Mohd Mumtaz, a resident of Sakwa Parsa in Bihar. While the injured, who are getting treatment at a local hospital, were identified as Mohd Arif and Mohd Majbool – both natives of Rampur in Bihar, the J&K police said, adding that their condition was steady.
“Strongly criticising the cowardly terrorist attack on labourers in Pulwama. My sincere sympathy to the family of Mohd Mumtaz in this hour of grief. Praying for the early recovery of injured. I assure the people that those behind this disgraceful attack will not go unpunished,” the office of J & K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted.
The attack came just a day before the third anniversary of the effective abolition of Article 370 and division of the former state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
A Series of Attacks
The Valley has detailed a series of attacks on the non-local residents in the recent months.
On April 7, a migrant labourer from Pathankot, Sonu Sharma, was harmed after terrorists opened fire at him in Pulwama. April 22, two labourers from West Bengal were wounded when terrorists opened fire at them at Nowgam in Srinagar.
Dated June 3, terrorists fired at two non-local labourers at a brick kiln in Budgam, and one of the wounded died in hospital.
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