November 2007 News

Terrorists Kill NC Corporator

14 November 2007
The Times of India

Srinagar: In the first political killing in two years, Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on Wednesday morning gunned down a corporator of National Conference, Jammu Kashmir's main opposition party, in the heart of Srinagar. Corporator Ghulam Nabi Wani was shot dead soon after he stepped out of his house at Khnyar area to go to Srinagar Municipal Corporation. The last political killing took place on October 18, 2005 when terrorists shot dead minister of state Ghulam Nabi Lone. The killing is seen as part of the recent spurt in terro-related violence. Sources said the terrorists have become more active after the imposition of emergency in Pakistan. They said the terrorists have activated sleeper cells to step up attacks across the Valley. Following the rise in terror attacks, security forces have been put on high alert. This was done after three major encounters in north Kashmir during the last few days. Nine terrorists including a top Harkat-ul-Mujahideen commander and seven security personnel were killed in these encounters. 'Intelligence inputs suggest terrorists are desperate to carry out attacks, but we are up to the task. We have stepped up vigilance to foil their nefarious designs,' a senior police officer told TOI. He said security forces have been carrying out random checks and frisking. 'Troops have positioned themselves on the high-rise buildings to maintain a vigil on pedestrians. Also, a multi-tier security net has been thrown around vital installations and security camps,' he said. Besides additional check posts, barricades have been put up at all entry and exit points in Srinagar to keep a tight check on the vehicles coming into the city.


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