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LeT behind deadly attack on 3 BJP workers in J&K’s Kulgam, says Kashmir top cop

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Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists are behind yesterday’s attack on BJP workers in Kulgam, IG Kashmir has said.

IGP (Kashmir Range) Vijay Kumar today confirmed that the deadly attack on the three BJP workers in Kulgam was the handiwork of Resistance Front (TRF). The Resistance Front (TRF) is believed to be a shadow group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh were shot by terrorists in Kulgam district late on Thursday evening, a police official said.

The incident took place at Eidgah in Y K Pora village in Qazigund. As per inputs, all three were travelling in a car when terrorists opened indiscriminate fire at them around 8.20 pm on Thursday evening.

The trio was rushed to a local hospital at Qazigund where doctors declared them dead on arrival.

The Resistance Front (TRF) had claimed responsibility for the killings, news agency PTI reported on Thursday.

Terrorists have since June stepped up attacks on BJP workers and leaders in the union territory, killing eight of them so far.

In a similar attack in Bandipora in July, a BJP leader, his father, and brother were killed by the ultras.

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