Srinagar,: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Friday said that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants carried out attack that left three BJP workers dead in south Kashmir district of Kugam late last night.
Militants last night shot dead BJP Yuva Morcha General Secretary for Kulgam, Fida Hussain Itoo, Umar Hajam both residents of YK Pora and Haroon Rashid Beigh of Sopat.
Mr Kumar said that the vehicle which was used by militants to carry out the attack has been seized from Telwani village in Achabal in Anantnag this morning. “Preliminary investigations indicate that LeT militants — including Nissar Ahmad Khanday, Abass Sheikh and a foreigner — were possible involved in the attack,” IGP Kashmir told reporters.
He said efforts are being made to neutralize the militants behind the attack. “It is a possibility that he attack was pre-planned,” he added.
Giving details about the attack, he said militants onboard a car came close to a vehicle in which the three BJP workers were sitting and fired at them indiscriminately at Y K Pora in Kulgam late last night. “All the three were injured,” he said, adding that they were rushed to a hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.