Srinagar, Nov 13:
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a shopkeeper at Tral in South Kashmir’s Puwlama
district on Wednesday, police said.
The slain was in
his shop near Old Bus Stand, Tral, 36 kms from here, when pistol borne masked
men shot at him from point-blank range at around 3 p.m.
immediately shifted to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought
A police official
while confirming the killing said the slain hailed from Tral town.
Reports said the
killing created panic in the town.
In recent weeks,
militants have started targeting civilians and hurling grenades at crowded
places to impose shutdown in the Valley.
Last Monday one
civilian died while over 40 were injured when militants threw a grenade in a
crowded market near city center Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
Prior to that,
non-local laborers, truck drivers and fruit traders were targeted by the
militants in south Kashmir.
On August 30,
unidentified gunmen shot dead a 65-year-old shopkeeper at Parimpora area of
Srinagar. On September 30, unidentified
gunmen shot at apple grower at Sopore leaving the grower and four others
including a four-year-old girl injured.
witnessed spontaneous shutdown after the Center abrogated the special status of
Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two
union territories on August 5.
recent weeks the impact of the shutdown is waning as more and more people are
resuming their normal activities across Kashmir.