J-K: PDP leader Abdul Gani shot dead in Pulwama

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Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was shot dead by militants in Rohmoo village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir today.

Police said the militants fired at Abdul Gani Dar when he was travelling in a vehicle near Pingalana village, about 30 km from Srinagar.

Dar, PDP’s Pulwana district president, was admitted to a local hospital but later shifted to Srinagar hospital as his condition deteriorated. Dar later succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Before joining PDP in November, 2014, Dar has held several posts with the Congress.

This was the third such attack on PDP cadre in south Kashmir in the past two weeks.

Two policemen were injured when militants attacked the ancestral residence of PDP leader and minister for Hajj and Auqaf Farooq Abdrabi in Kashmir’s Anantnag district last month.

The militants also took away four service weapons from the guard room at Abdrabi’s Residence at Dooru in Anantnag.