Editor of ‘Rising Kashmir’ newspaper shot dead in Srinagar

The Hush Post: The editor of a Kashmir newspaper Rising Kashmir http://epaper.risingkashmir.com/, senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was shot dead on Thursday evening outside his office in Srinagar.

Bukhari was shot at close range, the killers emptied their magazines into their victims before fleeing the scene. A CCTV grab, released by the police, shows three motorcycle-borne attackers bearing arms hidden in a sack. Bukhari was shot at when he stepped out of his office in Press Colony to go home. Two of his PSOs (security officers) were also killed.

While the rider was wearing a helmet, the other two men were wearing masks to hide their identity.

“Today at about 7:30 pm when he was coming out of his office and boarding his car, three terrorists, who had come on a motorcycle, opened fire. Two of his PSOs (personal security officers) were also hit… They were shot before they could react,”Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid told NDTV.

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