Militants kill two sisters in Kashmir, Omar condemns incident

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SRINAGAR - Suspected guerrillas gunned down two teenaged sisters after forcing them out of their home in the Jammu and Kashmir town of Sopore, triggering panic in the area. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the incident.

A senior police officer said a group of heavily armed guerrillas entered a house in the Muslim Peer locality of the town Monday evening and forced out the two sisters, Kulsuma, 19 and Yasmin, 17. Sopore is 54 km from here in Baramulla district.

“They opened fire at the two sisters, killing them on the spot and the militants later fled,” the officer said.

Reacting to the incident, Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter: “If you can’t condemn the killing of these two girls irrespective of your political beliefs and do so without qualifying it then shame on you.”

“May all grant peace to the souls of Kulsuma and …, their family the strength to deal with this tragedy and us strength to learn from it.”

The killing triggered panic in the area and police and security forces officers rushed to the spot.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killing of the two sisters.

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