December 2001 News

7 J&K hindus killed on way to wedding

2 December 2001
The Asian Age

Jammu: In the second major strike in as many days, militants on Sunday gunned down seven Hindus who were on their way to attend a wedding at a remote village in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. The director-general of the Jammu and Kashmir police, Mr A.K. Suri said that heavily-armed militants ambushed members of a marriage party near a dense forest at Drabli village near Punchairi, about 140 km from Jammu, at 12.30 pm and killed seven people on the spot by firing indiscriminately on them. Two persons survived the attack and informed the police about the militant attack. Sunday’s attack is the second after four persons — all members of village defence committee — were killed on Saturday at Ghaylot on Punchairi hills, just 8-10 km from the scene of Sunday’s killings at Drabli.


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