In the wake of the attack, National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah, while condemning the incident, expressed condolences to the families of the deceased workers and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured worker.
“I cannot condemn strongly enough the murderous terrorist attack against three of my party workers. Nazir Ahmed Bhat (working in the office of MLA Shamima Firdous) & Mushtaq Ahmed Wani have been killed. Allah Jannat naseeb karey,” he tweeted.
“Shakeel Ahmad Zangoo has been injured & is in hospital. I pray for his complete & speedy recovery. May the families of Nazir, Mushtaq & Shakeel find strength in this most difficult time,” another tweet read.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also grieved over the incident.
“Pained to hear about the killing of two NC workers My heart goes out to their families & children. Cannot possibly imagine what they must be going through,” she tweeted.
Further details pertaining to the attack are awaited.