PSO of PDP leader shot dead in south Kashmir's Bijbehara

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A personal security officer (PSO) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Mehbooba Mufti’s cousin Sajad Mufti was shot dead in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.

Reports said that Farooq Ahmad was standing guard outside a mosque in Baba Mohalla area of Bijbehara when he was shot at by the gunmen. Mufti was offering prayers at the mosque when the attack took place.

An official said that Ahmad, a resident of Dirpora Khiram, was rushed to sub-district hospital Bijbehara where he was declared dead on arrival.

Reports said that the gunmen also decamped with his service rifle. However, official confirmation is awaited.