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3 BJP workers shot dead in J&K’s Kulgam, LeT outfit claims responsibility

Since June this year, eight BJP workers and leaders have died in a spate of targeted killings in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Srinagar: Three BJP workers were shot dead by militants in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh were shot by militants in Y K Pora area of Kulgam district late on Thursday evening, a police official said.

He said the trio was rushed to a local hospital at Qazigund where doctors declared them dead on arrival.

The Resistance Front (TRF), which is believed to be a shadow group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed responsibility for the killings.

In a message in English and Hindi on its social media account, the TRF said “crematoriums will get overbooked”.

Militants have since June stepped up attacks on BJP workers and leaders, killing eight of them so far.

In a similar attack in Bandipora in July, a BJP leader, his father and brother were killed by the ultras.

Also read: ‘Raising funds for charity, using them for terror’ — why NIA raided Kashmir NGOs & trusts


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  1. Nationalists never shy away from spilling their own blood for the sake of the nation’s well being.
    BJP workers have been targeted not just in Kashmir but in West Bengal, Kerala too. Irrespective of the lives lost, the dedication and commitment to Indian nationalism shall remain unwavering.

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