Terrorists kill a BJP leader in Jammu and Kashmir
Identified as Sajad Ahmad Khanday, the BJP leader was shot dead near his house in Kulgam's Qazigund area, about 60kms from Srinagar. He was BJP's district vice president for Kulgam.
Soon after terrorists shot him, he was taken to the nearby hospital, where he was "declared dead on arrival," news agency PTI quoted officials.
The attack comes in less than 48 hours when another Sarpanch - Arif Ahmad - was shot dead in the same area.
"Terrorists fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. During indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umer Bashir got injured and shifted to hospital, but all three succumbed to their injuries," J&K Police had tweeted at the time.
According to a news report by NDTV, a new terrorist group - The Resistance Front – had claimed the responsibility of that attack.
In June, a Congress sarpanch Ajay Bharti was killed during a terror attack.