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PDP MLA escapes unhurt in grenade attack on his house in Shopian
A grenade was hurled at the house of Aijaz Ahmad, the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Wachi constituency of the Valley's Shopian district.

Ahmad is an MLA from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The MLA was unhurt in the attack by the militants as he was not present inside the house at the time of the attack. His family members who were present in the house at the time of the attack have also been reported to have escaped unhurt.  

The attack took place around 5 pm and the grenade exploded inside the compound of the house.

The security forces immediately launched a search operation to nab the militants but no arrests have been made as of now.

The police have registered a case and have also launched a manhunt to arrest the attackers. 

As per a report in the Times of India, the target was actually not the MLA's house but the police picket near his house but the attackers missed the target and the grenade landed inside the compound of the MLA's house.   

Reports of such attacks have been increasing day by day. In context of Shopian, this attack marks a steep increase in terrorist attacks with 4 attacks taking place in the last 4 days.

Also recently, house of PDP worker Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh was set on fire by a mob in the Imam Sahab area of Shopian while Sheikh himself was killed in a scuffle with the terrorists a day earlier. A terrorist was also killed in the scuffle while two others managed to flee. The terrorists had barged into his house and attempted to kidnap him and the scuffle followed as Sheikh and his family resisted the kidnapping attempt. The house was set on fire as Sheikh's family was returning from the funeral.  

Political workers have come under attack by the militants and have been reported to be forced to give up politics.

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