SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday shot dead a personal security officer of a PDP leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
The incident took place when Mufti Sajad, a PDP leader and a relative of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to a mosque in Bijbehara to offer congregational prayers, a police official said.
Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Sajad Mufti shot dead in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/fjJfPcz209— ANI (@ANI) 19 July 2019
The militants killed the PDP leader's PSO Farooq Ahmad, who was standing outside the mosque, by opening fire on him from close range, he said, adding that the PDP leader is reportedly safe. The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to nab assailants, the official said.
Further details are awaited.