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2014 Kashmir Valley attacks

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December 2014 Kashmir attacks
Part of Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Location Jammu and Kashmir, India
Date 5 December 2014
Weapons AK-47, shotguns, grenades
Deaths 21 including 8 perpetrators
Non-fatal injuries
9+
Perpetrators Kashmiri militants
Motive To disrupt ongoing assembly elections

On 5 December 2014, there were four different terror attacks at multiple places in the Kashmir Valley of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.

Background[edit]

Elections to the state assembly of Jammu and Kashmir were going on and heavy voter turnout was recorded in the first two phases. The third phase of the election were due to be held in few days. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due to hold two election rally, in Srinagar and Anantnag. The attacks were carried out just three days before the rally to disrupt the election.[1][2][3][4]

Attacks[edit]

Six terrorists attacked the Indian Army camp at Mohura in Uri. They attacked at 3:10 am IST on 5 December 2014. Soon the army retaliated. Eight army soldiers, including a Lieutenant-Colonel Sankalp Kumar of Punjab Regiment, three Jammu and Kashmir policemen and all the six terrorists were killed totalling to 17 people.[1][2][3][4]

Two militants attacked state police at a temporary checkpoint in Ahmadnagar near Srinagar around 1:15 pm IST. They were killed and one of them was identified as Qari Asrar, the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.[1][2][3]

Two grenade attacks, in Shopian district around 1.30 pm IST and the other in Tral of Pulwama district around 2 pm, were also carried out. There was no fatalities in Shopian whereas in Tral two civilians died and nine injured when the grenade blasted at the bus stand.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multiple attacks rock Kashmir Valley". The Hindu: Mobile Edition. 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Militants rock Kashmir valley with terror attacks, 21 killed - TOI Mobile". The Times of India Mobile Site. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bukhari, Fayaz (5 December 2014). "Eleven soldiers, police dead in attack on camp in Kashmir". Reuters.com. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "US condemns terrorist attacks in Kashmir". The Economic Times. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.