Terrorists on Friday targeted workers of the National Conference Party in Srinagar's Karfalli Mohalla, killing two and injuring several others.
While the exact reason for the attack is not known, the terrorists met with return fire from security personnel. "Two people have been killed. They had some political background. We are ascertaining more details," said Imtiaz Ismail Parray, SSP Srinagar.
NC leader Omar Abdullah condemned the incident and expressed condolences to the families of those killed.
I cannot condemn strongly enough the murderous terrorist attack against three of my party workers. Nazir Ahmed Bhat (working in the office of MLA Shamima Firdous) & Mushtaq Ahmed Wani have been killed. Allah Jannat naseeb karey.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 5, 2018
This is not the first time that terrorists have targeted National Conference. In July, gunmen attacked a police post just outside the residence of party leader Gh Muhadin and killed two police personnel.