Two more teachers killed by terrorists in Srinagar


In another incident of targeted killing, terrorists have killed two teachers in the Eidgah area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Those killed have been identified as Satinder Kaur and Deepak Chand. A report by news agency PTI said that both victims were government school teachers.

“At about 11:15 am, terrorists shot dead two school teachers at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar district,” a police official was quoted as saying.

The police have launched an operation to hunt down the killers.

Reacting to the murder of two teachers, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Shocking news coming in again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a Govt school in Idgah area of the city. Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror but I pray for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace.”

Earlier, terrorists had killed a chemist and two others in similar attacks. Makhan Lal Bindroo was the owner of Srinagar’s famous chemist shop, Bindroo Medicate. His murder had sent shockwaves across the valley, triggering widespread condemnation.

Bindroo was one of the few Kashmiri Pandits, who did not leave the valley due to the rise in militancy in the 90s. A video of Bindroo’s daughter lashing out at terrorists for their cowardly act had gone viral.

Another civilian killed by terrorists in Madin Sahib in Hawal on the outskirts of Srinagar was identified as Virendra of Bhagalpur in Bihar. Virendra worked as a street vendor in the area.

Terrorists had later also killed one Mohammad Shafi Lone at Naidkhai in Bandipora district. Lone was the president of the local taxi stand.