Jammu & Kashmir : PDP MLA’s house attacked by militants

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Suspected militants on Sunday evening hurled a grenade at the residence of Peoples Democratic Party MLA in Kulgam district.
Unknown persons on Sunday evening lobbed a grenade on the house of Abdul Majeed Paddar.
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Official said that suspected militants at around 7:05 pm hurled the grenade which exploded near the MLA’s House in Damhal village of southern Kulgam district.
“In the blast, windowpanes of the house suffered minor damage”.
The security guards retaliated with firing; however no one suffered injuries in the incident, they said, adding that the MLA was not present at the time of the attack.
A police officer confirmed the attack and said that a search operation was immediately launched to nab the attackers.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, this morning police recovered body of 25-years old Mohammad Shafi Sofi from Ratnipora road in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district with hands tied with a rope.

A police official said initial reports suggest that that deceased was tortured.

“There were multiple deep cut wounds on his legs and other body parts. There was a rope around his neck which indicates the possibility of strangulation besides torture,” he said.

He said police have registered a case and launched investigations.

The deceased was working as salesman in a business unit in Srinagar