A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, 17 August, reports said.

The deceased has been identified as Javed Ahmad Dar, who was serving as the party's constituency president of HS Bugh in Kulgam.

Dar was shifted to a hospital after terrorists fired upon him at Brazloo-jagir in Kulgam, BJP's media cell head in Kashmir Manzoor Ahmad was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Ahmad said that Dar later died of his injuries.

Parties and political leaders, including the BJP, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP's Mehbooba Mufti, condemned the incident.

This comes just days after BJP Kulgam Kisan Morcha President and his wife were shot dead by suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday, 9 August, IANS reported.

As per sources, the terrorists barged inside the house of sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Dar, and fired indiscriminately, critically injuring him and Jawhara Banoo, his wife.

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