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Curfew Imposed In Kishtwar District After Senior J&K BJP Leader Anil Parihar & Brother Shot Dead

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| November 2 , 2018 , 15:03 IST

A BJP leader and his brother were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists in Kishtwar district on Thursday evening, as per the police reports suggest, triggering fears of unrest and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area.

BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar and was also the third attack on political workers in the last one month in the state, after the killing of two National Conference workers and a PDP leader in Srinagar.

Speaking to media senior police officer Dilbagh Singh "We are trying to find out the identity of the killers."

It is learnt that the army has been asked to remain on standby amid fears that the incident could provoke violence.

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The attackers were apparently waiting for the brothers to return home and used pistols to target them, officials told news agency IANS.

They were taken to a hospital where doctors declared them brought dead, they said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP chief Amit Shah condemned the attack.

A curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar and restrictions are being enforced in other towns of the Chenab Valley region of Jammu. Security forces have been put on high alert.