The police official added that two bullets hit Gani in the chest and one in the shoulder. (Representative image) Photograph: (Reuters)
Abdul Gani was shot at three times from close range with an AK assault rifle, a police official said
People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani was today shot dead by militants in the South Kashmir district, in the Pinglena area, police said.
Jammu and Kashmir: PDP District president Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar attacked by terrorists, admitted to hospital. (Visuals from the site) pic.twitter.com/EOtPquRAFA— ANI (@ANI_news) April 24, 2017
#UPDATE: PDP Pulwama district President Abdul Gani Dar attacked by terrorists today, has succumbed to his injuries.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 24, 2017
Gani was the PDP district president for Pulwama.
Gani was shot at three times from close range with an AK assault rifle, the police official said, adding two bullets hit him in the chest and one in the shoulder.
Following the shooting, he was rushed to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, but later died.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing so far.
This was the second attack on PDP leaders in last two weeks.
(WION with inputs from PTI)