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Bihar Migrant Worker Shot Dead By Terrorists In J&K’s Anantnag

The attack, claimed by The Resistance Front (TRF), a proxy of Lashkar-e-Taiba, occurred just before the Lok Sabha Election 2024. Raja Shah succumbed to his injuries despite immediate medical attention

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 18, 2024 08:58 IST
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In a separate incident of targeted violence, terrorists in Anantnag, located in south Kashmir, fatally shot a migrant worker from Bihar on Wednesday. Despite immediate medical attention, the man did not survive his injuries and died at the hospital.

A Telegram channel affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF), identified as a proxy group of Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist organization has described the killing as a “gift for your elections.”

According to police reports, the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Raja Shah, son of Shankar Shah, hailing from Bihar. Authorities stated that the assailants fired at Shah from close proximity, resulting in two gunshot wounds to his neck and abdomen. The incident occurred in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag. Police have cordoned off the entire vicinity in efforts to capture the attackers.

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The deliberate targeting of a non-local individual occurred just days before the commencement of phase 1 of the Lok Sabha Election 2024. This incident marks the second attack within a span of nine days. Previously, on April 8, terrorists had shot and wounded a non-local tourist cab driver in the Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader, Mahbooba Mufti, has strongly denounced the attack and offered her heartfelt condolences to the grieving family. Former Union Minister and Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has also condemned the attack and emphasized the importance of maintaining peace.

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First published on: Apr 18, 2024 08:58 AM IST

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