Srinagar: National Conference Vice-President Omar Abdullah expressed profound grief and strongly condemned the ‘murderous terrorist attack’ against three of his party workers in an incident that took place in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar.
Shakeel Ahmad Zangoo has been injured & is in hospital. I pray for his complete & speedy recovery. May the families of Nazir, Mushtaq & Shakeel find strength in this most difficult time.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 5, 2018
Omar also thanked former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also expressed pain over the incident. “Thank you for your kind words at this difficult time Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba. I’m sure your message of support will give the family some strength at this difficult time.”
Mufti tweeted: “Pained to hear about the killing of two NC workers . My heart goes out to their families & children . Cannot possibly imagine what they must be going through.”
Pained to hear about the killing of two NC workers . My heart goes out to their families & children . Cannot possibly imagine what they must be going through .
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 5, 2018
Earlier, police confirmed the death of two National Conference Party workers and another injured after two unknown gunmen on a bike fired at them.
Reports reaching GNS said that the ‘suspected militants’ attacked the close aides of NC MLA for Habbakadal Constituency Shamima Firdous at Karfali Mohalla.
In the incident, three activists of NC suffered injuries and were shifted to hospital for treatment, they said.
However, two critically wounded Mushtaq Ahmad Wani and Nazir Ahmad Wani succumbed on way to hospital, they said. A police officer confirmed the incident and said that they have launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
Eyewitness accounts stated that the third had fled from the scene and was followed by the gunmen before being shot in the arm. He is currently out of danger.