The shooting took place near the house. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. He was rushed to hospital but died later. The incident took place at a distance of 70 km from Srinagar.
Sajad Ahmad Khande, also the BJP’s district vice-president in Kulgam district, was shot dead this morning. Sajad, a BJP leader and sarpanch, lived in a camp with other sarpanches. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a house in Wesu. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a house 20 meters away.
Terrorist attacks on BJP leaders have been on the rise in Jammu and Kashmir for the past few months. Sarpanch, a friend of a BJP leader, was shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam yesterday. This is the fourth such attack today.
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In July, BJP Bandipora district president Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and his brother Umar were shot dead by militants. The three were shot while standing in front of their shop in Bandipera. The attack took place when security personnel were not present. Preliminary investigation revealed that security personnel were involved in the incident.