Kashmir: 2 teachers shot dead at government school
10 October 2021 | 7:56 pm
Two government schoolteachers, one Hindu and one Sikh, were shot dead in Kashmir. The death of the pair means that seven people have been killed in six days in the volatile, contested region.
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