Wife injured in the attack
Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday morning shot dead Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Anantnag Hafizullah Mir in this south Kashmir district. His wife was wounded in the attack.
Reports said that gunmen shot Mir at his home in Badru-Akingam area of Achabal.
He was rushed to district hospital Anantnag where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Medical Superintendent district hospital Anantnag, Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrab while confirming the death said Mir had been hit in chest and abdomen.
Mir was released from jail last month after serving two-year detention.
In a statement released few days ago, TeH had alleged that Mir was receiving life threats over the phone.
"Since last one month some unknown people [were] suspiciously roaming around his house and at times knocking the doors and windows and inquiring about Mir Hafizullah that makes the whole family frightened," a spokesman of TeH had said in the statement.