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Govt employee shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Rajouri

The incident took place when the victim, Abdula Razaq, came out of a mosque in his village Kunda Top under the Thanamandi police station area.
Last Updated : 22 April 2024, 16:56 IST
Last Updated : 22 April 2024, 16:56 IST

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Srinagar: A government employee was shot dead by unidentified terrorists when he was coming out of a masjid after offering evening prayers in border Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.

Reports said the militants fired upon 40-year-old Abdul Razaq, an employee in the Social Welfare department from point blank range as soon as he stepped out of a masjid in Kunda Top village of Rjouri’s Thanamandi.

The injured was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead, reports added. Security personnel rushed to the spot and launched a massive cordon and search operation to track down the terrorists.

Security personnel rushed to the spot and launched a massive cordon and search operation to track down the terrorists, they said.

Razaq's brother reportedly served in the Territorial Army. The incident comes less than a week after a migrant worker from Bihar was shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Earlier on April 8, terrorists had shot and injured a non-local tourist cab driver in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat is scheduled to go for polls in the third phase of ongoing Parliament elections on May 7.

After last week’s attack, a Telegram channel that carries propaganda from The Resistance Front (TRF) - a proxy outfit of the Lashkar-e-Taiba - claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror outfit had termed the killing as a “gift for your elections”.

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Published 22 April 2024, 16:56 IST

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