Militants attack MLA’s house, car

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Mar 23: In two separate incidents, militants today attacked the residence and official vehicle of MLA Shopian at Memander in Shopian district of South Kashmir.
Militants tonight attacked the residence of MLA Shopian Mohammad Yusuf Bhat at Memander in South Kashmir district of Shopian. However, no one was hurt.
Police said that militants fired several rounds at the residence of Bhat at Memander and the security guards deployed there retaliated. However, no one was hurt in the attack. Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and searches are being conducted.
The MLA was not at his residence when the attack took place as he is putting up at highly guarded official residence.
Earlier in the day, militants fired on his official bullet proof vehicle at Hajipora in Shopian. Several rounds of fire hit a police bullet proof vehicles and his ambassador car. However, the MLA was not in his car at the time of attack. Police fired back but militants escaped.
Security forces today cordoned off village Moshward in Keller area of Shopian district of South Kashmir after inputs about the presence of three militants.
However, the operation was later called off after no militants were found in the village.