Two separate attacks took place in the same area within a day in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir. BBC reported that at least five people were killed in the incident. There is tension in the place after the incident.
Four people were killed and nine injured in a terrorist attack on three houses in Rajouri district on Sunday evening. On Monday, an explosion near the same house killed a child and injured four others. However, the cause of the explosion was not immediately known.
The top police officers have already started investigating the incident.
Protests and strikes have been organized in Rajouri since Sunday’s attack. Residents have blamed the local administration for the safety of their lives. The region’s administrative chief Manoj Sinha condemned the ‘cowardly terror attack in Rajouri’ and announced financial assistance to the families of the victims.
“I assure people that those behind this heinous attack will be punished,” he tweeted on Monday.
The Himalayan region of Kashmir is controlled by both India and Pakistan. Both countries claim Kashmir as their own. The two nuclear-armed neighbors have fought two wars and one limited conflict over Kashmir since 1947.
The region has been waging an armed insurgency against Indian rule for more than three decades and has claimed thousands of lives. India has accused Pakistan of fomenting unrest in Kashmir by supporting separatist militants, a charge Islamabad denies.
Jammu and Kashmir was India’s only Muslim-majority state until August 2019, when the federal government revoked its autonomy and split it into two separate regions. The four killed on Sunday were from the minority Hindu community in Muslim-majority Kashmir.