Two teachers were killed in a terrorist attack at a government school in the Sangam Eidgah area of Srinagar on 7 October, Jammu and Kashmir Police said. “At about 11:15 AM, terrorists shot dead two school teachers at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar district,” a police official said.
He said the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nail the attackers.
This comes days after three people, including prominent pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo, were shot dead in Srinagar and Bandipora in separate incidents.
A road in Srinagar will be named after Bindroo, Mayor Junaid Mattu had said on 6 October.
“The road from Haft Chinar Chowk to Jehangir Chowk (where Bindroo Medicare is located) will be named Shaheed Makhan Lal Bindroo Road as a tribute to his contributions to the society,” Mattu said in a tweet.
This comes two days after the owner of a popular pharmacy in Srinagar, Makhan Lal Bindroo, was shot by militants near his shop in Srinagar’s Iqbal Park area.
The 68-year-old was shot from point-blank range while he was at the pharmacy dispensing medicines, a police official had said. He was rushed to a hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.
Within an hour of the shooting on 5 October, terrorists shot dead a street vendor near Madina Chowk Lalbazar in Srinagar. The victim, identified as Virendra Paswan, was a resident of Bihar’s Bhagalpur, who was presently residing in Alamgari Bazar Zadibal.
In a third terror attack on the same day, another civilian, identified as Mohd Shafi Lone, was shot dead by terrorists in Bandipora district in North Kashmir. A resident of Naidkhai, Shafi Lone was killed in the Shahgund area of Bandipore.
Terrorists have killed 23 civilians in targeted shootings this year so far — eight in Srinagar, four in Pulwama, four in Anantnag, three in Kulgam, two in Baramulla, one in Budgam and one in Bandipora.
As of 5 October, the 23 victims included two Kashmiri Pandits and three persons from other states.
With the recent killings, the total count has mounted to ten in Srinagar.