Terrorists hurled a grenade at the house of PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah on Friday at Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports.
#FLASH J&K: Terrorists hurl grenade at the house of MLA Mushtaq Ahmad in Tral. No injuries/loss of life reported.
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However, no injuries have been reported because his family members were not in the house. Security forces reached Ahmad's house after the attack and launched a search operation.
"Militants also fired at the guard post outside the legislator's house. The fire was returned. No damage has been reported so far," police said.
This comes after three civilians were killed and 30 others injured when militants hurled a grenade at the cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar in Tral on 21 September.
A woman was among the three civilians killed, while the injured included 21 civilians, seven CRPF troopers and two local policemen. The militants carried out the grenade attack near the main bus stand in Tral.
Akhtar escaped unhurt from the attack and told PTI, "Innocent Kashmiri blood has been shed. They (militants) have chosen the eve of Islamic New Year to carry out this cowardly attack. Those who carried out the attack are friends of neither Kashmir nor of Islam."
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Oct 21, 2017 08:38:51 IST