Srinagar: Pakistan-supported terrorists carried out two more targeted killings of non-locals in Kashmir today, 11 days after gunning down a vendor.
The terrorists first shot dead a ‘gol-gappa’ vendor from Bihar in Eidgah area of downtown Srinagar, police said.
He was identified as Arbind Kumar Sah, a 40-year-old native of Banka.
Soon after, a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh, identified as Sagir Ahmad, was shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
“Terrorists fired at two non-local labourers in Srinagar and Pulwama. Arbind Kumar Sah from Banka in Bihar died in Srinagar and Sagir Ahmad from Uttar Pradesh is critically injured in Pulwama. Areas have been sealed and searches are on,” said a tweet by the police.
Ahmad succumbed to injuries after some time.
Today’s targeted killing of non-locals came 11 days after a ‘gol-gappa’ vendor from Bihar Virender Kumar Paswan was shot dead in Srinagar.
Kashmir has witnessed a spate of targeted killings in the recent weeks.
In one such incident, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman M L Bindroo was shot dead in his medical shop in the heart of Srinagar on October 5.
Two days later, terrorists killed a woman Principal Supinder Kaur and a teacher Deepak Chand in a government school in Eidgah area of downtown Srinagar.
The killings have resulted in a massive fear among the minorities in Kashmir, dozens of whom have left the Valley.
As non-Muslims and non-locals are being killed in a targeted manner by terrorists in Kashmir, security forces have launched a massive crackdown against the terrorists and their supporters.
Terrorists are being hunted and neutralized. “13 terrorists have been killed in nine encounters after civilian killings. We have killed three out of five terrorists in Srinagar in less than 24 hours,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said prior to today’s killings.