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PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead by militants in Kashmir

LiveMint logoLiveMint 24-04-2017 PTI

Srinagar: Militants on Monday shot dead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district president for Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar, in the south Kashmir district, police said.

Gani was shot at by the militants in Pinglena area of Pulwama district, 31 kilometres from Srinagar, Monday afternoon, a police official said.

Dar, an advocate by profession, was referred to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in Srinagar but succumbed to injuries.

The PDP leader was shot at three times from a close range with an AK assault rifle, he said, adding two bullets hit him in the chest and one in the shoulder. No militants outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing so far.

This is second political killing in south Kashmir in a week. On 17 April, militants had shot dead a former public prosecutor affiliated with opposition National Conference in Shopian district.

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