- Abdul Gani, Pulwama chief of PDP, shot thrice in chest at close range
- Third attack on a politician by suspected terrorists in past few weeks
- Came as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met PM in Delhi amid renewed unrest
Abdul Gani Dar, the Pulwama unit president of the PDP or People's Democratic Party, was shot at when he was in the Pinglana area. He was taken to a hospital in Srinagar, 31km away.
Mr Dar, a lawyer, was shot thrice in his chest at close range.
He was travelling with two police cars. This is the third attack on a politician in the past few weeks.
This morning, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the security situation in the state. Ms Mufti called for dialogue with separatists but added that talks cannot take place amid stone-throwing and firing.
Even today, there were clashes between protesters and security forces at SP College in Srinagar, police said.
Colleges reopened in Kashmir today after five days as there were protests against the alleged high-handedness of security forces with students in Pulwama.