SRINAGAR – A 62-year-old man died and another civilian was injured in a grenade blast at Zainakadal area of Srinagar on Friday evening while unidentified gunmen shot dead a civilian in Tral town in South Kashmir.
Police said that suspected mujahideen lobbed a grenade on a 23 battalion CRPF bunker at Zainakadal in the old city.
In the attack, two pedestrians suffered splinter injuries and were immediately shifted to SMHS hospital, police said. “Among the injured, one person Ghulam Nabi Ahanger (62), a resident of Astan Mohalla Zainakadal succumbed to injuries,” he said. The deceased was a former PDD employee.
The officer identified the injured as Rafiq Ahmad.
Soon after the incident, SOG, police and CRPF cordoned off the area and started searches to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile a 30-year-old man was killed by unknown gunmen in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening.
Reports said that the gunmen fired upon Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Sidiq Bhat in Tral town in the evening.
One report said gunmen intercepted Bhat’s car (Duster-CH 01 AQ/ 8750) on Tral-Gamraz road and fired upon him. “Bhat, a resident of Tral Payeen was hit in his head. He was immediately shifted to Sub-District Tral hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A senior Police officer confirmed the killing and said the searches have been launched to track down the attackers.
Bhat was a car dealer by profession, police said.