Three persons were shot dead by unknown gunmen at Khanpora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening.
Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the three persons near Iqbal Market Khanpora. In the incident, the trio sustained serious bullet wounds and died instantly on the spot.
The Initial reports suggest that the slain has been identified as Asghar Khan, Asif and Haseeb Khan, all residents of Jamia Mohalla old Town Baramulla.
A police officer when contacted told GNS that they are verifying the details.
“Yes we have recovered three bullet-riddled bodies and their identities are being ascertained,” the officer said.
He said that further investigations into the incident have been launched as to why the trio have been killed.
The officer, meanwhile said that soon after the attack government forces have launched a cordon-and-search operation to trace out the attackers. (GNS)