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Friday, 15 June 2018 - 15:35
Senior editor killed in Kashmir, buried
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The funeral of Shujaat Bukhari, who was regarded as a leading journalist and editor who worked for peace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, was held today.

He was shot dead yesterday along with his bodyguards.

Shujaat Bukhari had just left the Srinagar city office of his newspaper, Rising Kashmir, when three men on a motorcycle fired at him and his two guards, police said.

Bukhari, 50, was hit multiple times in the head and abdomen and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead around 7.30pm, police confirmed.

He is the first journalist to be killed in 12 years and the 14th since 1990 in Kashmir, a mountainous region fought over by India and Pakistan and claimed in full by both.

Police have released CCTV footage of three unidentified men who they said were responsible for the “terror attack”.
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