THREE civilians have lost their lives in separate deadly attacks carried out by militants in Srinagar City Tuesday evening. Gunmen opened fire indiscriminately upon a leading businessman and chemist Mohan Lal Bindroo at his medical shop at Iqbal Park in Srinagar. Police said that he was immediately taken to SMHS hospital where he was declared brought dead. He was 67.
In yet another incident, militants shot dead a street vendor in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar. The deceased, identified as Virender Paswan of Bihar, was a ‘chat’ seller. Police said that he died on spot.
In North Kashmir, militants killed a local resident at Naidkhai village of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, taking the death toll of civilian killings in Kashmir in last three days to five. Security agencies identified him as Mohammad Shafi.
Earlier, last weekend, two civilians were killed in Karan Nagar and Batmaloo areas of the city. Police have registered a case in this regard.
Massive condemnation poured in from various quaters, including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, chairman of Peoples Conference Sajjad Lone, BJP Kashmir Wing.