Attack on the Indian part of Kashmir; Four civilians dead
An armed attack on civilian homes in the Indian part of Kashmir results in deaths and injuries.
Gunmen fired bullets on Monday at a row of civilian homes in a remote village in the Indian part of Kashmir, killing at least 4 civilians and wounding 5 others.
Indian police laid the blame on armed gunmen, who have been fighting against Indian rule for decades, of carrying out the attack on Dangri village in the southern Rajouri district, close to the Line of Control that divides the disputed region between India and Pakistan.
Jammu-Kashmir में फिर हिंदूओं की टारगेट किलिंग, आतंकियों ने Rajouri में ली चार मासूमों की जान#JammuKashmir #Rajouri #TerroristAttack pic.twitter.com/sWk5SBOxNA— ZEE HINDUSTAN (@ZeeHindustan_) January 2, 2023
Jammu-Kashmir Police's Additional Director General Mukesh Singh initially said, “Firing took place at three houses, separated at a distance of around 50 meters from each other. Two civilians have succumbed to injuries and four others are injured.”
Later the death toll rose to four as two more people succumbed to injuries.
First targeted killing, now IED blast in Rajouri. @PoojaShali joins us with more on this. #ITVideo #RajouriTerrorAttack #JammuKashmir #IndiasAgenda (@snehamordani) pic.twitter.com/6dhqdpZ8da— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) January 2, 2023
It is noteworthy that Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1947, with the two countries claiming the entire territory of the region. Wars in the past two decades, in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, most of them civilians.
It is worth mentioning that on August 5, 2019, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked partial autonomy in the region and divided it into two federal regions.
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