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Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

IANS  |  Srinagar 

of English daily "Rising Kashmir" Shujat Bhukhari was on Thursday shot dead by militants outside his office here, police said.

said that it was around 7.15 p.m., the Iftar time, that came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car when he was attacked by militants.

"Three motorcycle-borne militants came and fired at and his guards. and one were killed and another critically injured," he said.

Minister expressed shock at the killing.

"Shocked & deeply saddened by the sudden demise of The scourge of terror has reared its on the eve of Eid. I strongly condemn this act of mindless violence & pray for his soul to rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family," she said in a tweet.

Former also expressed shock at the gruesome murder of this Reciting the Muslim prayer on hearing about a Muslim's death, he said: "Shocked beyond words. May Shujaat find place in Jannat & May his loved ones find strength at this difficult time."

also expressed shock at the incident.

"The killing of @RisingKashmir editor, is an act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of He was a Extremely shocked & pained at his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family," he said on his handle.

The murder also sent shock waves in the fraternity.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:42 IST