Jour­nal­ist killed by as­sailants

The Scotsman - - World News -

A se­nior jour­nal­ist was killed and his two po­lice body­guards se­ri­ously wounded by as­sailants who fired at them in In­dian-con­trolled Kashmir.

Shu­jaat Bukhari was shot yes­ter­day evening by uniden­ti­fied men as he left his of­fice in Sri­na­gar, the dis­puted re­gion’s main city.

Mr Bukhari, a group edi­tor for two news­pa­pers, in­clud­ing the English-lan­guage daily Ris­ing Kashmir, was tar­geted as he got into his ve­hi­cle.

Jour­nal­ists in Kashmir have been tar­geted in the past by the In­dian state and mil­i­tant groups. Kashmir is di­vided be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan, but both claim it in its en­tirety.

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