A bank manager was shot dead by terrorists at Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir in the second targeted attack on Hindus in the Valley during the last three days.
Terrorists attacked Vijay Kumar, manager of Elaqahi Dehati Bank, inside its Areh branch today. He died on the way to the hospital.
Kumar, a resident of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, had recently joined the bank branch in Kulgam.
Police said the area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched for the terrorists who carried out the attack.
The attack comes just two days after a Hindu teacher from Jammu, Rajni Bala, was killed by terrorists outside a school in Kulgam.
The bank manager's killing in Kulgam also came within 24 hours of two major incidents in the adjoining Shopian district. A civilian, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, was injured in a targeted terror attack inside his home last evening.
In another incident, in the adjoining Shopian district, three Indian army jawans were injured after an explosion in their vehicle early this morning. One of the soldiers has suffered critical injuries.
According to the Army, the three soldiers had taken a private vehicle for an anti-terrorist operation. The explosion took place while they were on their way to the target area.
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