Three persons shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baramuula

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Srinagar: Three persons were shot dead by unknown gunmen at Khanpora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening.

Official sources told 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.

A police officer when contacted told 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 has 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.  The Three civilians killed in in Khanpora area of Baramulla have been identified as Asif Ahmad Sheikh, Haseeb Ahmad Khan and Mohmmad Asgar.