Srinagar: Two government school teachers: one Sikh and one Hindu, were shot dead by militants in Eidgah area of the city here on Thursday, 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.
The murder of the two teachers follows the murder of three civilians earlier this week. On Tuesday, Makhan Lal Bindroo, a 70-year-old businessman and the owner of a pharmacy was shot at from point-blank range around 7 pm, the police said.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Two others killed on Tuesday include a street food vendor in downtown Srinagar, Virender Paswan, a resident of Bhagalpur in Bihar, and another civilian, Mohammad Shafi, the president of a taxi stand in the area, in Bandipora.
(With inputs from PTI)
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