Congress leader shot dead

Punjab Update

Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A Congress leader was killed and his two security guards injured in a militant attack on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. While police initially said that Gulam Nabi Patel was an activist of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti identified him as Congress leader. Militants fired at Patel’s vehicle in Rajpora Chowk of Pulwama, injuring him and his guards, a police officer said. Patel later succumbed to his critical injuries, while the injured security guards, Imtiyaz Ahmad and Bilal Ahmed, are being treated, the official said. “Heartfelt condolences to the family of senior Congress leader, G. N. Patel who was killed by militants today in Rajpora. Such cowardly acts achieve nothing but leave one more family devastated,” said Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet. –IANS sq/vd

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