Militants Kill Two Teachers in Indian Kashmir

Masked militants shot dead two teachers in the Indian region of Kashmir on Oct. 7, police said, the latest in a series of civilian attacks largely targeting minorities.

The gunmen stormed a government school in the Eidgah area of capital Srinagar and killed Principal Supinder Kour and her colleague Deepak Chand.

No students were present at the time of the attack.

The number of people killed in the India’s only Muslim-majority region in less than a week now stands at seven.

Witnesses confirmed to British newspaper The Guardian that the assailants killed the two teachers after identifying Kour as a Sikh and Chand as a Hindu.

Police searched for suspects in neighborhoods in Srinagar.

Police Chief Dilbagh Singh called the killings an “attempt to defame local Muslims of Kashmir.”

“Killing innocent civilians including teachers is a move to attack and damage the age-old tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood in Kashmir,” told reporters.

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