The ruling PDP said Bukhari was a man of impeccable integrity.
Today we lost Editor of RK (Rising Kashmir) @bukharishujaat to the menace of terrorisma man of impeccable integrity & (and) a great journalist. This barbarism is alien & antithetical to the spirit of Kashmir. We denounce this cowardly act. Thoughts & prayers are with Bukhari's in this hour of grief, the PDP posted on its official Twitter handle.
May Shujaat find place in Jannat & May his loved ones find strength at this difficult time, Omar wrote on Twitter.
He said Bukhari 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.
I am extremely shocked and deeply saddened to hear the sad news of the death of Shujaat Bukhari. I have known him from long time. A gentleman, a true professional and a fearless journalist 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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