Srinagar: A sarpanch and a village official were today shot dead by militants in separate incidents in Tral area of Pulwama district of Kashmir.
Militants barged into the house of?Congress sarpanch Ghulam Nabi Mir at Batagund in Tral area tonight and opened indiscriminate fire, police said.
Mir died on the spot while his son Firdous Ahmad was injured in the incident.
In the second incident, militants shot at Mohammad Anwar Sheikh (60), who was working as `Numberdar` (village official) while he was coming out of a mosque at Amlar in Tral area.
Sheikh was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Today`s incidents take the number of political killings to three in Kashmir since the Lok Sabha poll schedule was announced.
Militants on Thursday shot dead a PDP sarpanch in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.