Just in: Shujaat Bukhari, Rising Kashmir’s editor shot dead

The Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari has been shot dead outside his office in the Press Enclave in Lal Chauk.

Bukhari was targeted by unknown gunmen in his car in Srinagar. He is said to have received multiple bullets in the head and abdomen. Reportedly, two motor-cycle borne gunmen fired indiscriminately upon Bhukhari when he was heading towards his home.


Bukhari who was leaving his office in Press Enclave in the city centre Lal Chowk for an Iftar party when he was shot, officials said. He was given police protection since an attack on him in 2000.

His driver and Personal Security Officer also succumb to the injuries.