SRINAGAR: A teenage girl was killed and a woman wounded when suspected militants attacked them in Seer village of Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's southern Pulwama district.
The area earlier also witnessed a series of attacks on the houses of the local leaders of ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and opposition National Conference (NC) and a police official. The police blamed these attacks on separatist militants.
The officials said that the gunmen opened fire at Yasmeena, a resident of Tral’s Khonmoh village, and Ruby, who lives at Seer. While the former died on the spot the latter was rushed to hospital in Srinagar.
The area superintendent of police Muhammad Zahid Malik said that preliminary investigations indicate involvement of Jaish-e-Muhammad militant Noor Muhammad Tantray in the attack.
A statement issued by the police here later said that the militants barged into a house in Seer area of Tral and opened fire on the duo. “Among them, 18-year-old girl identified as Yasmeena daughter of Ghulam Rasool Bhat, a resident of Khonmoh, was killed instantly and Rubeena, wife of Mohammad Shafi Wagay and resident of Seer Jagir Tral was injured,” it said.
Later during the day, suspected militants hurled a grenade at the house of NC leader Muhammad Ashraf Bhat in the heart of Tral town, injuring a CRPF jawan on guard duty. Sources said that the grenade exploded at the main entrance to Bhat's house in Hamami Mohalla locality of Tral....