The two have been identified as Rouf Ahmad Khan, a resident of Srinagar city and ASI Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Awantipora.

SRINAGAR — Two persons including a police assistant sub-inspector have been shot dead in two separate incidents in Srinagar and south Kashmir’s Bijbehara on Wednesday evening.

Officials said that a civilian was shot dead outside his residential house in the Mirjanpora area of Srinagar city.

He was identified as Rouf Ahmad Khan, son of Muhammad Shafi Khan, a resident of Mirjanpora. Sources said that unidentified gunmen shot at him outside his home.

He was shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

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In a similar incident, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Police was shot at by unknown gunmen near the sub-district hospital in Bijbehara of Anantnag district.

The ASI was identified as Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Awantipora. Official sources said that the slain had received four bullet injuries and was shifted to SDH Bijbehara in critical condition where he succumbed.

Meanwhile, police in a statement said that at about 5:25 PM, police received information about an incident at the Mirjanpora area of Srinagar. The statement said that officers at the spot learnt that “unidentified” militants fired upon Rouf Ahmad Khan near his house. He received grievous gunshot injuries and was immediately evacuated to nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A police spokesperson said that at about 6:10 PM, unidentified militants fired upon ASI Mohammad Ashraf, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar, a resident of Awantipora near Police Station Bijbehara, Anantnag. In this incident, he received gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to hospital for the treatment of his injuries, however, he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have registered cases in both incidents. The statement said that the investigation is in progress and the respective areas have been cordoned and search in these areas is going on.

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