J&K Apni Party Worker Shot Dead by Terrorists; L-G, Mufti Condemn Attack

"Perpetrators of this heinous act will be brought to justice very soon," J&K LG Manoj Sinha said.
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J&K Apni Party Worker Ghulam Hassan Lone Shot Dead by Terrorists in Kulgam; L-G, Mufti Condemn Attack


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A worker of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party was shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district on Thursday, 19 August.

The deceased has been identified as Ghulam Hassan Lone. The incident took place at his residence at Devsar in Kulgam, news agency ANI reported.

A preliminary probe has indicated that the terrorists shot Lone near his house, injuring him critically, ANI reported, citing Jammu and Kashmir police. The politician was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.

J&K Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari condemned the killing, calling the incident "barbaric."

Mehbooba Mufti, Others Condemn the Attack

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti, and National Conference's Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter to express their condolences.


Earlier Attacks on Political Leaders

Two days back, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by terrorists in the same district. The deceased, identified as Javed Ahmad Dar, was serving as the party's constituency president of Homeshalibugh in Kulgam.

Before that, BJP's Kulgam Kisan Morcha President and his wife were shot dead by suspected terrorists in J&K's Anantnag district on 9 August.

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Published: 19 Aug 2021,08:39 PM IST