Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, October 21: Unknown gunmen today evening raided houses of two PDP workers and one Territorial Army (TA) soldier at multiple places in south Kashmir.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the gunmen raided the house of PDP Zonal president Muhammad Ashraf Mir at Dadsara Tral. The PDP leader was not present at his residence but militants ransack his house and fire several gunshots before leaving the spot.

Shortly after the incident at Tral, 2 to 3gunmen barged into residence of another PDP worker Fayaz Ahmad Mir at Wachi in Shopian district. The suspected militants beat the PDP worker and ransack his house, sources said.

In a third similar incident, the gunmen beleived to be three to four in number barged into residence of a TA soldier identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat alias Eshfaq of Zasoo Tahab in Pulwama district.

However, the Army man was not present inside house and only his wife and kids were there. The militants after not finding the soldier there and latter left with firing some gunshots in air. The soldier is posted at Balpora Shopian.

In fourth incident, the gunmen barged inside the house of Police officer (ASI) Gul Mohammad in village Batagund, Tral. The gunmen damage the house hold goods, windowpanes and furniture. Before fleeing, the gunmen fired few rounds in air.

A senior Government officer while confirming all the three incidents told news agency GNS that militants are behind the ransacking of houses of political workers and security men in the southern parts.

He said that they have taken cognizance of the matter and have directed police to launch the investigations in this regard.  (GNS)