Terrorists Target Hindus In Valley
14 July 2006
The Times of India
Jammu: Terrorists shot dead four teenagers in Poonch and left a middle-aged woman and her daughter injured in a post-midnight strike in this border district of Jammu region. Terrorists barged into two houses in Magnar village and fired indiscriminately on the sleeping families. The houses belonged to Ashok Kumar and Mangu, and despite the fact that there is an village defence committee in Magnar, no one came to the rescue of the two Hindu families. Apparently assuming that they had killed everyone in the two houses, the terrorists also knocked at several other doors. The terrorised villagers, even VDC members, hid in their houses and dared not open their doors. It was raining heavily in the area and the terrorists ran away into the dense forests after the massacre. It was only in the wee hours that the villagers came out and found the dead bodies of Mangu's daughters Monika and Priyanka. His wife Sunita and youngest daughter, five-year-old Kamini had suffered bullet injuries but were still alive. In Ashok Kumar's house, adjecent to Mangu's, his sons Lokesh and Pankaj also lay in a pool of blood. A contingent was sent to the village after the villagers told the police on Thursday and a search operation launched. This is the third major attack against Hindus in Jammu in last two months.