A Territorial Army man, who was on leave, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Bijbehara area of Anantnag on Friday afternoon.
Police officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that unidentified gunmen fired at an army man identified as Mohammed Saleem Akhoon of Bijbhhera. "He was immediately shifted to SDH Bijbhhera in a critical condition," a police official said.
He said the area has been cordoned off and a massive search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.
Medical Superintendent SDH Bijbhhera, Dr MS Tulla told KNO that the man had critical head injury and was referred to GMC Anantnag for treatment.
However, he was declared dead on arrival at GMC Anantnag, said Medical Superintendent GMC Anantnag Dr Mohd Iqbal Sofi.