Four injured as gunmen open fire at vehicle in north Kashmir

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2014 21:41 IST

Gunmen opened fire in north Kashmir's Sangrama area on Wednesday evening injuring four people.

Preliminary reports suggest that a pistol borne youth, travelling in a public transport, got down near Sangrama and opened fire at the vehicle. The vehicle was heading to Baramulla from Pattan in north Kashmir.

Reports suggested four injured people include former militant and the driver too. The firing incident spread panic in the area as chief minister Omar Abdullah had been busy all day addressing rallied in north Kashmir, which goes to polls on May 7.

According to police spokesman, around 7pm one unknown militant boarding a passenger got off near and opened fire. "The militant was carrying a pistol. Four passengers, including conductor of the bus, a labourer from Bihar, one ex-militant and one other passenger got injured," said the spokesman.

The police said they were hospitalised, where their condition was described as out of danger.

Initial reports suggest the inured former militant is former spokesman of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit.

The incident comes as Srinagar prepares itself to vote tomorrow for its parliament seat.

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