Terrorists open fire on a Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper in Shopian, J&K — the fourth attack in less than 24 hours.
In a fourth attack in the last 24 hours, a Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper was fired at by terrorists in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.
The man, identified as Bal Krishnan of Chotigam village in Shopian, suffered injuries in his hand and leg. Following the attack, the victim was taken to an Army hospital in Srinagar where doctors stated his condition to be stable.
Officials said Army and police personnel rushed to the village on receiving the information about the attack on the Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper.
In a separate incident, two non-local labourers were shot at and injured by terrorists in the Lajoora area on Monday afternoon. The injured individuals were identified as Patleshwar Kumar and Jako Chowdhary, both residents of Bihar.
On Monday, a CRPF jawan was murdered and another was injured in Srinagar's Maisuma city centre. The two CRPF guys who were injured by bullets were taken to a nearby hospital.
This event, however, was preceded by a terrorist attack in Pulwama's Nowpora neighbourhood on two non-local Punjabi labourers.
The events are occurring at a time when the Valley is experiencing a peak tourism boom. Every day, thousands of tourists go to the Valley. On March 28, a record-breaking 90 planes landed in the Valley, largely to drop off and pick up tourists.
Last year, extremists killed a large number of non-local workers, especially from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Orissa, and West Bengal.
In the recent several months, the Kashmir Valley has seen a number of civilian fatalities as well as attacks on police officers and politicians. According to the authorities, militants from The Resistance Front have been carrying out targeted assassinations in order to undermine the region's tranquillity.