Three BJP workers killed in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam
Kulgam : Three BJP workers, including a youth wing leader, have been killed in a terrorist attack on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam area, said police. The three leaders were travelling in a car when they were attacked by the terrorists.
"Today at about 2020 hours, Kulgam Police received information about a terror crime incident at village YK Pora, where terrorists had fired upon three BJP workers. Senior police officers reached at the crime spot," the police said in a statement.
Soon after the incident, the leaders were taken to a nearby hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists fired on three BJP workers, identified as Fida Hussain Yatoo, son of Ghulam Ahmad Yatoo, resident of YK Pora (BJP District Youth General secretary); Umer Rashid Beigh, son of Abdul Rasheed Beigh, resident of Sophat Devsar (BJP worker); and Umer Ramzan Hajam, son of Mohd Ramzan, resident of YK Pora (BJP worker)," the police added.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has condemned the attack.
"Terrible news from Kulgam district of South Kashmir. I unequivocally condemn the targeted killing of the 3 BJP workers in a terror attack. May Allah grant them place in Jannat & may their families find strength during this difficult time," he tweeted.
The area has been cordoned off by the authorities and hunt for the terrorists has begun.