Srinagar: Militants on Thursday attacked the cavalcade of R&B Minister Naeem Akhtar in south Kashmir’s Tral, killing two civilians and injuring several others.
MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah while talking to Kashmir Reader confirmed the attack and said that they were there to inaugurate some project. The minister he said was safe.
Local sources said that militants first hurled a grenade towards the minister’s cavalcade and later opened fire.
Many vehicles part of the cavalcade including the vehicle of Shah also were hit by bullets, they said.
Sources said that two civilians, including a woman were killed and dozens sustained injuries in the attack.
Many injured have been shifted to Srinagar hospitals. The injured include police and forces personnel.