Unidentified gunmen shot 2 girls in Indian-controlled Kashmir

21:29, February 16, 2011      

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Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded two girls in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

According to the details provided by police, the attack was carried out by suspected militants late Tuesday evening at village Wagoora of Sopore town, around 56 km northwest of Srinagar city, the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Unknown militants attacked the house of Ghulam Mohiuddin Akhoon late Tuesday evening and fired upon the inmates, wounding Akhoon's 18-year old sister Shaista and 8-year-old niece Momina. However, Akhoon an Engineer escaped unhurt in the attack," said a police official.

Both the wounded were soon hospitalized and later transferred to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment of wounds.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack.

Police have started investigation.

Militants in the region usually target pro-active individuals for their possible links with police and Indian defense agencies.

At times political activists and leaders are also targeted.

Earlier this month unidentified gunmen killed two teenager sisters in Muslim Peer locality of Sopore town, 50 km northwest of Srinagar city. Police blamed militants for the killings. However militants denied their involvement.

The killings triggered wide condemnation and anger.

Source: Xinhua
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