Two teachers, including a school principal, have been killed in a militant attack on a school in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
The country’s military says several militants attacked a government school in the Safa Kadal area of Srinagar on Thursday. Khabar NDTV and Anandabazar newspaper.
Exactly how many militants took part in the attack is not yet clear. When school principals Suprindra Kaur, 44, and Deepak Chand, 38, tried to stop them, the militants opened fire on them.
After the incident, both of them were taken to SKIMS hospital and the doctors declared them dead.
The security guards reached the school as soon as they got the news of the militant attack. But by then the militants had left the school. Security guards are checking whether they are hiding in the area. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has condemned the attack. He tweeted that bad news had come again from Srinagar. This time militants have killed two teachers of a government school. There is no language to condemn this inhuman terror. I wish peace to the souls of the dead.
So far this year, 23 civilians have been killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
Eight were killed in Srinagar, four in Pulwama and Anantnag, three in Kulgam, two in Baramulla and one in Badgam and Babpora.