Terrorists today lobbed a grenade at PDP MLAs house in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The grenade exploded at the compound of his residence and no casualties have been reported, as per India Today. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian AS Dinkar said no damage was caused due to the “mysterious blast.”
The grenade was hurled at the house of Aijaz Mir in Zainapora area of the district. “It was a mysterious blast. The MLA and his family were not present in the house at the time of the blast,” a senior police official said, adding, “Initial reports suggest two bike borne terrorists hurled grenade at a police picket in the area but landed near the MLA’s residence after missing the target,” as per The Times of India.
Earlier, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, Waseem Shah, believed to be the main architect of unrest last year in south Kashmir, was killed along with his accomplice in an encounter by the security forces in Pulwama district, police said. Shah, 23, also known as ‘Abu Osama Bhai’ was killed at Litter area in Pulwama, a place considered to be a safe haven for militants. This is the first counter-insurgency operation in Litter area in four years. Jammu and Kashmir police has been tracking the movements of Shah, who is considered as the ‘don of Heff’, another traditional stronghold of militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.