Five labourers from West Bengal were on Tuesday evening killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet said, “In #Kulgam terrorists have killed five civilians. Police is on the spot. Information is preliminary in nature.”
According to the police, labourers were staying at their rented accommodation when the terrorists attacked and then shot them.
Five of the labourers succumbed to their injuries, while one was taken to a hospital for further treatment.
The attack happened on a day, when a delegation of parliamentarians from the European Union is on a visit to Kashmir.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that all necessary help will be given to the families of the labourers. “We are shocked and deeply saddened at the brutal killings in Kashmir. Five workers from Murshidabad lost their lives. Words will not take away the grief of the families of the deceased. All help will be extended to the families in this tragic situation,” Banerjee said in a tweet.
The area has been cordoned off by security forces and the search operation is underway.