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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 teachers killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar's Eidgah area

Two government school teachers, including a woman, were shot dead by militants in Eidgah area of Srinagar.

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Srinagar Updated on: October 07, 2021 21:57 IST
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2 teachers killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar's Eidgah area

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.

Meanwhile, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted that the Centre's claim of 'Naya Kashmir has turned it into a hellhole'. "Disturbing to see the deteriorating situation in Kashmir where a minuscule minority is the latest target. GOI’s claims of building a Naya Kashmir  has actually turned it into a hellhole. It’s sole interest is to use Kashmir as a milch cow for its electoral interests," she tweeted.

A total of 25 civilians have been shot dead by militants in targeted-killings this year till date : 10 in Srinagar, 4 in Pulwama, 4 in Anantnag, 3 in Kulgam, 2 in Baramulla, 1 each in Budgam and Bandipora.

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