Unidentified gunmen shot dead veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar on Thursday.
The Hindu newspaper, quoting police, said the attackers fired “from a close range” with the bullets hitting him in the chest after which he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.
The 50-year-old journalist was a popular commentator on Indian TV channels. Political parties and journalists condemned the killing.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal also castigated the murder of the well known journalist and his guard in Srinagar.
In a statement, he sent out its heartfelt condolences and prayers to the journalist’s family, as well as, calling for the perpetrators be brought to justice.