Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the killing of three BJP workers in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists and expressed solidarity with the families of the victims.
"I condemn the killing of 3 of our young Karyakartas. They were bright youngsters doing excellent work in J&K. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace," PM Modi said in a tweet.
Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, including a district youth wing leader, were shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Thursday (29 October) night.
Police said Kulgam police received information about a terror incident at Y K Pora village where terrorists had fired upon three BJP workers and senior police officers reached the spot.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists fired upon three BJP workers -- identified as district youth General Secretary Fida Hussain Yatoo, Umer Rashid Beigh and Umer Ramzan Hajam -- at Eidgah Y.K. Pora, injuring them. They were shifted to a nearby hospital where they were declared dead," a police officer said.
Police has registered a case and investigation is in progress. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation was launched.
(With inputs from IANS)
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