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J&K political leaders condemn Bukhari's killing

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Political parties in today condemned the killing of and Shujaat Bukhari, terming it a "barbaric and cowardly" act.

The ruling PDP said was a man of impeccable integrity.

Today we lost of RK (Rising Kashmir) @bukharishujaat to the menace of terrorisma man of impeccable integrity & (and) a This barbarism is alien & antithetical to the spirit of We denounce this cowardly act. Thoughts & prayers are with Bukhari's in this hour of grief, the PDP posted on its official handle.

Opposition National Conference (NC) and former said he was shocked beyond words.

May Shujaat find place in Jannat & May his loved ones find strength at this difficult time, Omar wrote on

He said died in the line of duty doing what he did best and loved doing.

Even in the last tweet, he put out he was defending himself, his colleagues & his profession. He died in the line of duty doing what he did best & loved doing - journalism. #ShujaatBukhari.

Along with Shujaat his security chap was also killed & another lies injured in hospital. Prayers & condolences for them & their families also on this terrible night, Omar wrote in a series of tweets.

Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) and MLC G N Monga said the entire state had lost a credible face of journalism.

I am extremely shocked and deeply saddened to hear the sad of the death of Shujaat I have known him from long time. A gentleman, a true professional and a widely known across the country and abroad as well. It is very difficult to bear this loss, Monga said in a statement.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 00:35 IST