Srinagar: Two days after killing of three civilians, the two government school teachers, including a woman, were shot dead by militants in Eidgah area of the city here on Thursday, police said.
“At about 11:15 am, terrorists shot dead two school teachers at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar district,” a police official said.
He said the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nail the attackers.
Earlier, on Tuesday, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman, who ran two medical stores in Srinagar including one started by his family in 1947, was among three persons killed Tuesday in a series of attacks by suspected militants in J&K, police said.
A street food vendor in Srinagar, who hailed from Bihar, and a taxi stand association president in Bandipora were also killed in the attacks, police said.
The attacks were part of a spike in killings by suspected militants that has put the security establishment on guard after two other civilians were shot Saturday in Srinagar.
On Tuesday evening, suspected militants shot dead Makhan Lal Bindroo outside his shop Bindroo Health Zone, near Iqbal Park in Srinagar.
Bindroo, 65, owned the “popular and trusted” Bindroo Chemists, which was set up by his family in 1947 at Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar.
Officials said the family had stayed back in Srinagar even as the militancy peaked in the 1990s and most members of the Kashmiri Pandit community left the Valley. Bindroo Health Zone was opened a few years ago.
“Terrorists fired upon…Makhan Lal Bindroo near Iqbal Park Srinagar. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Area cordoned off and search to nab the terrorists is going on,” J-K Police tweeted.