Terrorists use burqa as cover for attack in Kashmir

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Baramulla (Kashmir): It was a clear demonstration of the misuse of Burqa when a terrorist wearing the Islamic veil carried out a grenade attack in a high-security zone here in Kashmir, killing one person and injuring 3 last night.

According to a CCTV footage, two persons arrived at the newly-opened wine shop in Dewan Bagh area of Baramulla on a motorcycle.

The pillion rider, wearing a burqa, walked up to the window of the shop and dropped a grenade inside the wine shop through the hole window and fled away on the bike, a police spokesman said.

Four employees of the shop were injured in the blast, one of whom succumbed later.

All the four victims are non-Kashmiris and hailed from Jammu region.

The police has analyzed the CCTV footage and efforts are being made to trace the bike and its owner.

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The blast in Baramulla, which has largely remained peaceful over the last few years, is a matter of concern for the security establishment.

More worryingly, the attack took place in a high security area which houses the offices and residences of Deputy Inspector General of Police in north Kashmir and Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla. The residence of a top Army official of the rank of Major General is also located in the same area.