North Kashmir : 3 civilians killed by unidentified gunmen
The incident took place after sunset. An unknown number of mercenaries shot dead three civilians near Iqbal Market Khanpora in Baramulla. “The trio died on the spot. Their bodies were riddled with bullets,” said the police. The deceased victims were identified as Asif Ahmad Sheikh, Haseeb Ahmad Khan and Mohammad Asgar, all residents of Baramulla’s Kakar Hamam.
For the time being, the police has no clue as to why these civilians were attacked by the gunmen. “Enquiry is on,” said a police official. Ever since the report was filed, no one has been arrested till now.
The area was ‘sealed‘ after the incident. Preliminary investigation reveals the role of Lashkar-e-Taiba on the killings. One is Pakistan-based and two other are local militants of old town Baramulla. Hence they are the principal suspects in this case and are wanted by law.