Taking advantage of the recent earthquake and the chaos which followed, Kashmiri-based jihadists stormed the house of State Education Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone yesterday, murdering him in cold blood. The attack breaks the so-called truce announced last week by the United Jihad Council, an umbrella organization representing various Kashmiri terrorist groups, per Voice of America News:
Indian officials say a group of militants hurled grenades as they launched a daring daylight raid Tuesday on a high security residential complex for state ministers in Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar.
After exchanging fire with security guards, the militants broke into the house of State Education Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone, and shot him dead.
Social Welfare Minister Gulam Hassan Khan, who also lives in the compound, described what happened.
Mr. Khan says he heard shooting. His bodyguard told him militants had entered the complex and ordered him to stay inside and lock the door. He says he later heard of the fatal attack on Lone.
The raid is the most brazen attack in Indian Kashmir since the October 8 earthquake killed at least 1200 people in the Indian controlled area and more than 50,000 in the Pakistani controlled sector.