Srinagar: Suspected militants on Friday shot dead two National Conference (NC) workers and injured another in Old City of Srinagar, two days ahead of the municipal and local body polls in the state.
Around 11:30 am, unidentified gunmen appeared in congested Karfali Mohalla of the Old City here and fired shots at three NC workers, official sources told Kashmir Reader.
The trio were removed to the nearby hospital in critical condition, as the militants fled from the spot after carrying out the attack.
Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Saleem Tak confirmed death of two of the injured.
A local news gathering agency identified the slain men as Mushtaq Ahmad Wani and Nazir Ahmad Wani. The condition of another man identified as Shakeel Ahmad Zangoo is said to be critical. He is Halqa president of National Conference.
Meanwhile, government forces have intensified searches in Karfali Mohallla and its adjoining localities to nab the assailants.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told reporters that police was investigating the attack. He also confirmed that the people attacked had political background