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New Delhi: A labourer from Bihar was killed and two others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, police said.
Terrorists lobbed a grenade at a tent housing labourers at Gadoora village in Pulwama, a police spokesman said.
He said one labourer died in the blast while two others sustained injuries.
“The deceased outside labourer has been identified as Mohammad Mumtaz, a resident of Sakwa Parsa, Bihar. The Injured have been identified as Mohammad Arif and his son Mohammad Majbool, residents of Rampor, Bihar,” the spokesman said.
He said the condition of the injured persons is stable.
The labourers were manufacturing cotton bedding, police said.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the attack and promised strict punishment.
“Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on labourers in Pulwama. My sincere condolences to the family of Mohd Mumtaz in this hour of grief. Praying for the early recovery of the injured. I assure the people that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” he tweeted.
Militants had stepped up attacks on non-locals earlier this year but there was a halt in such targeted killings for the past nearly two months. However, the number of such killings have seen a rise ever since the Union government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its constitutional status in August 2019.
(With PTI inputs)