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PDP Leader Abdul Gani Dar Shot Dead in Kashmir

The site where Abdul Gani Dar was shot. Credit: ANI/Twitter

The site where Abdul Gani Dar was shot. Credit: ANI/Twitter

Srinagar: Militants today shot dead the People’s Democratic Party 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 km from Srinagar, this afternoon, a police official said.

Dar, an advocate by profession, was brought to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital but succumbed to his 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 militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing so far.

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