Three civilians were killed and nine others were injured after gunmen entered a village in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Locals say it was a terrorist attack.
The victims have been identified as Deepak Kumar, Satish Kumar and Pritam Lal.
The injured with gunshot wounds have been shifted to the hospital.
Officials said at least two armed men resorted to indiscriminate firing at villagers at Dangri village this evening.
"Firing took place at three houses. Two civilians have been killed and four others are injured. A search operation has been launched," Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police said earlier.
There is chaos at Rajouri medical college hospital as the injured are taken there for treatment.
Doctors at Medical College Rajouri said that they received 10 injured who have gunshot wounds.
"Unfortunately, one of the injured died in hospital and condition of two others is also very critical. We are trying to save their lives" said a doctor.
This is the second incident of civilian killings in the district in the past two weeks.
On December 16, two civilians were killed outside an army camp in Rajouri.