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BREAKING: Rising Kashmir editor shot dead

Srinagar: An editor of a local newspaper was shot dead by a group of unidentified men on Thursday. The editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari was fired from close range by terrorists in the Press Colony area here, police said.

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One security guard succumbed to injuries while the other survived the attack.


According to the police, Bukhari was shot indiscriminately while he was traveling in a car near Press Enclave and died instantly.

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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, union home minister Rajnath Singh and Congress president Rahul Gandhi condemned the attack.

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Bukhari was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000.


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