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Twin attacks in Srinagar leave two civilians dead

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Srinagar: Two civilians were killed in two separate attacks by unknown gunmen at Karanagar and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar on Saturday.

The first incident took place at 5:30 pm at Karangar and the second one came barely two hours after that.

A police official said that a civilian identified as Majid Ahmed Gojri, son of Abdur Rehman Gojri, a resident of Galwanteng, Chattabal, Srinagar, was fired at from close range at Karanagar. “He was shifted to nearby SMHS hospital, but was declared dead on arrival,” he said.

Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Dr Kanwaljeet Singh said that the slain had received three bullets in his chest and one on face. “He was brought dead to the hospital,” he said.

In a statement, a police spokesman said a case has been registered in this regard. “Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this incident. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on,” he said.

In the second incident, a civilian, who was injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, succumbed to his injuries, officials said here.

Official sources told Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that unknown gunmen shot at a civilian identified as Mohammad Shafi Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar of Batamaloo. They said that he had received bullet injuries in his abdomen and was shifted to SMHS hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries

Hospital sources confirmed to KNO that the civilian succumbed to his injuries during the treatment.

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