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J&K: Suspected terrorists kill civilian in Srinagar; eighth in less than a month

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J&K: Firing reported at Old Srinagar City’s Eid Gah, one killed

At least one person was killed in a firing incident reported at Old Srinagar City’s Eid Gah area on Saturday. Reportedly, a non-local has lost his life at the hands of suspected militants. According to reports, the deceased, Arvind Kumar, hailed from Bihar and was a gol-gappa vendor in Old Srinagar City. The army has started a search operation for the suspected militants.

This is the fourth civilian to have lost his life at the hands of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, in over less than a month. 

Kumar’s killing comes on a day when police claimed to have gunned down three militants in a span of 24 hours who were involved in last week’s killings of members of minority communities in Srinagar. 

Earlier, two government school teachers, including a woman, were shot dead by terrorists in the Eidgah area of Srinagar on Thursday. Terrorists fired from close range at two teachers in a government higher secondary school here. Both the teachers died on the spot. 

According to police, at about 11:15 am, terrorists shot dead two school teachers. The area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nail the attackers.

“Two teachers killed in a terrorist attack at a government school in the Iddgah Sangam area of Srinagar,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement.

Reports say that the slain teachers are the principal of the school, Supinder Kaur and a Kashmiri Pandit teacher, Deepak Chand. Today’s killings come two days after the terrorists shot a local Pandit, ML Bindroo, a non-local vendor and a taxi driver in Kashmir.

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