29 January 2023

Two children killed in Kashmir blast day after four gunned down

Two children have been killed and five other civilians wounded in a blast in a village in Indian-administered Kashmir, a day after assailants sprayed bullets towards a row of homes in the same area, leaving at least four dead, police said. The blast occurred near one of the houses targeted overnight on Monday in Dhangri village in the southern Rajouri district. A five-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl died in the blast, officials said, adding that the injured were being treated at a hospital. On Sunday night, two gunmen indiscriminately opened fire at three houses in Dhangri, police officer Mukesh Singh told reporters. He said four civilians were killed and five others were wounded. Dhangri is a Hindu-majority village and all the victims in the two incidents were Hindus. Hindu minorities in the region are demanding the government increase security. Al Jazeera’s Pavni Mittal reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #India #KashmirViolence #Dhangri #RajouriTerrorAttack #DhangriMassacre
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