Veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his office in the heart of Srinagar, police officials said today.
Bukhari was leaving his office in Press Enclave in the city centre Lal Chowk for an Iftar when he was shot at by terrorists, officials said.
He succumbed to injuries at a hospital.
The two policemen who were guarding him are injured and are reportedly in critical condition.
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, ‘Shocked and deeply saddened by sudden demise of Shujaat Bukhari. The scourge of terror has reared its ugly head on the eve of Eid. Strongly condemn this act of mindless violence & pray for his soul to rest in peace. Deepest condolences to his family.