New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A Street hawker was shot dead by terrorists near Madin Sahib in Hawal on the outskirts of Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed on Tuesday. This is the second terror attack on civilians in Srinagar today.

Another terror incident was reported in Shahgund area of Bandipora where terrorists shot dead a civilian. He has been identified as Mohd Shafi Lone, a resident of Naidkhai. This is the third terror attack within an hour in J&K where the man was shot dead at Shahgund Hajin in Bandipora district.

The area has been cordoned off and a search operation to nab the terrorists is in progress, Kashmir Zone Police said.

One of the civilians killed is a local Hindu chemist according to a Dainik Jagran report while the other is a normal civilian who used to sell golgappa as a street vendors in Srinagar's Lal Bazar. The third person was a local civilian who was shot dead in Shahgund area of Bandipora.

There is a possibility of terrorists hiding in the area itself, the Dainik Jagran report says. Within two days, terrorists have killed four people in the Union territory.

According to the report, the terrorists entered a famous Bindru chemist shop near Iqbal Park in Srinagar at around 7 pm on Tuesday and started firing indiscriminately. The terrorists opened fire targeting 68-year-old Hindu chemist Makhan Lal Bindru, in which Bindru was hit with multiple bullets. After the terrorists fled, people rushed Bindru to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, but the doctors declared him dead.

Shortly after this attack, the terrorist also shot dead the golgappa seller in the Lal Bazar. The third shooting took place in Bandipore.

Earlier, the terrorists killed five civilians in two days. In all five cases, terrorists have shot civilians from a close range.

(With inputs from ANI) 

Posted By: Sugandha Jha