The Indian elections are claimed to have been disrupted by Pakistani terrorists.
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According to an Indian news website The Northlines, Pakistani militants rained gunfire upon the residence of a political activist of National Conference at Bapora, Khrew. Reports say two guards died from their gunshots wounds even though they were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.
Soon after the incident, Indian security forces cordoned off the area, trapping the militants at Gotran Khrew. The gun fight resulted in two militants being killed, although, the identities of the slain militants are unknown at this time. Two AK 47 rifles and a SLR rifle was recovered from the battle site.
Unfortunately, this was not the only attempt at disrupting the Indian elections. Later in the day a fierce encounter ensued between militants and security forces in the outskirts of the Srinagar city. Sources said security forces launched into the city outskirts following a tip-off about the presence of militants. However, security forces walked into a trap, and militants attacked them with automatic weapons.
The ensuing battle resulted in more reinforcements being called in to help. Sources said at least one militant was killed, although another two militants killed many policemen in south Kashmir district of Pulwama before they were put down.
Pulwama Union minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the terrorist attack on the political leader’s house in Pulwama district will not cause his party to back down. “We have seen lot of guns and bombs, but we are not afraid of these attacks,” Abdullah said. He also reassured everyone that they do not believe Pakistan’s government is behind the attacks:
“I have full hope that our neighbor [Pakistan] will not carry out any such attack in our elections. Our neighbour will not put any hurdle in our elections. I see that our neighbor will not do such a thing (attack). What would I tell you as to who would do such things, you should have the brains to think who will do such things.”
The India election had people start voting on April 7 and it will continue through May 12. The votes will be counted May 16 and the results will decide the parliament. The resulting prime minister will determine the direction of India, and also the relations with Pakistan.
Are you surprised that in this day and age that terrorist attacks would attempt to disrupt the 2014 India elections?