Three civilians were killed in three separate militant attacks at three different places within hours in the Kashmir valley.
Officials told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that three civilians were shot dead by militants in three separate militants attacks in Srinagar and Bandipora areas of the Kashmir valley.
They said that two civilians including a Kashmiri pandit and a non-local vendor were shot dead in Srinagar within an hour today evening.
The officials said that the militants fired upon the owner of famous medicate shop Bindroo medicate at his shop near Iqbal Park area of Srinagar today evening.
He said that soon after the incident, the civilian identified as ML Bindroo was taken to SMHS hospital for treatment, where he was declared brought dead.
In another incident, militants shot dead a non-local identified as Virender Paswan of Bhagalpur Bihar in Madina Chowk area of Lal Bazar in Srinagar in the evening.
The officials said that Paswan was a street hawker and was presently residing at Alamgari Bazar in Zadibal.
In yet another incident, another civilian identified as Mohammad Shafi alias Sonu of Naidkhai area of Hajin was shot dead in the Shahgund area of Hajin by militants.
Sonu, according to officials was the president of Sumo stand in the locality and was shot dead by the militants today evening when he was in a nearby village.
Meanwhile, several political leaders including former chief minister Mehboob Mufti and Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone condemned the civilian killing in the valley. (KNS)