Councillor injured in J&K terror attack succumbs

SRINAGAR, MAR 30 (IANS) | Publish Date: 3/30/2021 1:03:34 PM IST

Another councillor who was injured in an attack carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, died in a hospital on Tuesday, taking the total toll from the carnage to three. The victim was identified as Shams-ud-din Pir, according to the police.

With this the number of persons killed in Monday’s attack has gone up to three Councillor Riyaz Ahmad and a security guard were killed when two LeT militants attacked the them while they were at a meeting in Sopore. Police has identified the assailants as a local and a Pakistani. Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir zone) has ordered suspension of three security guards who were present at the time of the attack, for lack of proper response.

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