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Thursday, 14 November 2019 9.44 PM IST

Attacks against migrant labourers in Kashmir; apple-trader from Punjab killed 

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SRINAGAR: On Wednesday evening, a Punjab-based apple trader was killed and another injured in a militant attack in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Charanjeet Singh and Sanjeev, hailing from Ferozepur district of Punjab, were shot at Trenz by 3-4 militants around 7.30 pm, the police said. They were taken to the district hospital in Pulwama in a critical condition. Charanjeet succumbed to his injuries while Sanjeev's condition is stated to be critical, they said. This is third such incident in as many days in the Valley.

Earlier, a migrant labourer from Chhattisgarh was shot dead by terrorists in militant-infested Pulwama district of south Kashmir. Sethi Kumar Sagar, a resident of Besoli area of Chhattisgarh, was a brick kiln worker. He was killed by terrorists when he was walking with another civilian near Kakpora railway station.

A truck driver from Rajasthan was also killed in a similar manner or Monday. It is learnt that the militants are targetting migrant labourers in Kashmir so as to threaten the trade sector which is coming back to normalcy ever since the abrogation of Article 370.

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