Journalist killed by assailants
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.