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Militants open fire near Dal Lake, 4 injured

Srinagar, Nov 15, 2012, (PTI) : 21:09 IST
Militants today struck in the tourist hub of Dal Lake area by shooting at employees of a liquor shop inside a government-run hotel on the Boulevard Road here, injuring four persons.

A police spokesman said unidentified militants fired from pistols near a liquor shop at Heemal Hotel on the banks of Dal Lake this evening.

He said three persons were injured in the incident. They are Fayaz Ahmad Khanday of Aloochi Bagh, Mohammad Sharief Sheikh of Batamaloo (both in Srinagar) and Ravi Kumar of Kathua area of Jammu region.

Official sources said another injured identified as Sunny Mehra, belonging to Jammu, was admitted in Soura Medical Institute.

All the four injured were employees at the liquor shop, which is one of the three licensed outlets operating in the Valley, they said.

This was the second major strike within a month by militants in the city following an attack at a hotel on Parimpora-Pantha Chowk bye-pass road near Lasjan on October 19.

Two employees of the hotel were killed and another was injured in the attack.

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