Tension in Kashmir after terror attack

Security was stepped up in Kashmir today following the terror attack in Kulgam district in which five labourers from West Bengal were killed, even as a complete shutdown disrupted normal life across the valley, officials said. Security personnel along with a flying squad have been deployed in several areas in the city and across the valley, especially in South Kashmir. 

The officials said random checking of vehicles and frisking of people was being done as part of the security drill. The deployment of additional security personnel was done in the wake of the killing of five migrant labourers in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday night. Another labourer was injured and has been shifted to a hospital here.

The officials said the security personnel were alert to thwart any attempts by anti-national elements to target non-locals or to derail peace in the valley.