Senior Journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead today by unknown assailants outside his residence in Srinagar, Kashmir.
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Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir, a daily newspaper, was attacked when he was just stepping out of his office in Press Colony in the city, just a day before Eid. Reports suggest that he was hit by multiple bullets fired at a close range. He was reportedly leaving for an iftaar party when he was shot.
While one of the personal security officers (PSO) guarding him was killed, another policeman and a civilian were injured, police said.
This is the first attack on a journalist in a long time in Kashmir and has shaken the entire journalism fraternity across the country.