Jihadis killed four Hindus in J & K

via India eNews published on July 13, 2006

JAMMU : Two days after terror attacks against tourists in Srinagar and blast in Mumbai, militants shot dead four Hindus, including two children, in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district in the early hours Thursday.


A woman and her daughter were also injured in the attack in Magnar village in the border district of Poonch, about 240 km north of Jammu, around 1.30 a.m., police said.


According to police, the militants descended on to the village and opened indiscriminate fire, killing the people instantly.


Among the killed were two sisters Monika and Priyanaka. Their mother Sunita Sharma and five-year-old sister Kamini also received bullet injuries.

Two brothers Lokesh Kumar and Pankaj Kumar living nearby were also killed.


The killers melted away into darkness after the incident in this Muslim-majority state.


This is the third such major incident of terrorist violence targeted against minorities in the Jammu region in recent weeks. Terrorists had gunned down 13 Hindus in Basangarh area of Udhampur district on April 30, and the next day they killed 22 more in Kulhand area of Doda district.


Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, S.P. Vaid said that reinforcements were being sent to track the killers.

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