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Woman TV artist killed, nephew injured by terrorists in Chadoora: Police

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Twitter condemnations pour in

Srinagar: Terrorists shot dead a woman (TV artist) and injured her minor nephew at her home in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Wednesday evening while condemnations on umpteenth twitter handles have started pouring in.

The woman was identified as Amreen Bhat, police said.

The attack was carried out in the same Chadoora area where a Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat was killed in Tehsil office two weeks ago.

“At around 1955 hrs, terrorists fired upon one lady Amreen Bhat D/o Khazir Mohd Bhat R/o Hushroo Chadoora at her home. She was shifted to hospital in injured condition where doctors declared her dead,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

The police said Bhat’s 10-year-old nephew, Farhan Zubair, who was also at home at the time of the incident, sustained a bullet injury in his arm.

The area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the terrorists.

Condemning the attack, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that his government is firmly resolved to demolish terror echo system.

“No words are strong enough to condemn heinous terror attack in Budgam. Deepest condolences to family of Amreen Bhat & prayers for fast recovery of her injured nephew. We’re firmly resolved to demolish terror ecosystem that continues to receive reinforcement from across the border,” Sinha tweeted.

JKNC President, Omar Abdullah condemned the attack and tweeted: “Shocked & deeply saddened by the murderous militant attack on Ambreen Bhat. Sadly Ambreen lost her life in the attack & her nephew was injured. There can be no justification for attacking innocent women & children like this. May Allah grant her place in Jannat.

“Her nephew is a young 10 year old boy. Yesterday it was a police constable’s daughter injured in an attack & today this young 10 year old child. How does anyone justify these attacks?”

Sajad Lone headed Peoples Conference also condemned the killing.

“We strongly condemn the killing of TV Artist Ambreen Bhat & injuring of her 10-year-old nephew in Chadoora (Budgam) in a dastardly act of senseless violence. We express our sincere condolences to the family of Ambreen & may her soul rest in peace,” JKPC tweeted.

JK National Conference also tweeted, condemning the killing.

“Condemn the barbaric attack on TV artist Ambreen Bhat in the strongest possible terms. She succumbed to her injuries briefly after she was taken to the hospital. Condolences to her family & friends. Prayers for the swift recovery of her nephew who was also injured in the attack,” JKNC posted on its twitter handle.

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