Srinagar: Terrorists on Friday killed two National Conference (NC) workers and grievously injured one in the heart of Srinagar. This was the first incident of political killing since the announcement of urban local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the information available with MyNation, two to three armed terrorists attacked the NC workers in Habba Kadal area at around 11.15 am.

The victims were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. However, two of them succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital and one remains in critical condition.

The deceased have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Wani and Nazeer Ahmed Wani. 

All the three workers were close aides of NC MLA Shamima Firdous.

Following the incident, security forces cordoned off the whole area. Also a massive manhunt has been launched to arrest the terrorists who carried out the attack.

The attack is believed to be a repercussion of NC's move to back candidates in urban local body elections, despite boycott calls by the terrorists.