Three BJP workers, including a local youth wing leader, were on Thursday killed in a terror attack in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. They were travelling in a car when terrorists fired at them in YK Pora area.
“Today at about 20:20 hours, Kulgam Police received information about a terror crime incident at village YK Pora, where terrorists had fired upon three BJP workers. Senior police officers reached at the crime spot,” the police said in a statement.
They were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, where they were declared as brought dead.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists fired on three BJP workers, identified as Fida Hussain Yatoo, son of Ghulam Ahmad Yatoo, resident of YK Pora (BJP District Youth General secretary); Umer Rashid Beigh, son of Abdul Rasheed Beigh, resident of Sophat Devsar (BJP worker); and Umer Ramzan Hajam, son of Mohd Ramzan, resident of YK Pora (BJP worker),” the police added.
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and paid tributes to the three party workers. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the attack.
“Terrible news from Kulgam district of South Kashmir. I unequivocally condemn the targeted killing of the 3 BJP workers in a terror attack. May Allah grant them place in Jannat & may their families find strength during this difficult time,” he tweeted. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also tweeted over the incident.
In July, BJP leader Sheikh Wasim, his father and brother were killed by terrorists in Bandipora. A month later, a BJP sarpanch was shot dead in Kulgam.