Kashmiri Journalist Shujaat Bukhari Killers Identified 

Shujaat Bukhari killers photo released by Kashmir police - Sakshi Post

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt along with two local terrorists murdered senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari here on June 14, police sources said on Wednesday.

Naveed Jatt is a Pakistani who escaped from police custody from a Srinagar hospital on February 6 this year. "The other two terrorists involved in this terror murder are locals from south Kashmir areas," a source said. The Editor-in-Chief of English daily "Rising Kashmir", Bukhari was shot dead by militants when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car.

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Two of his security guards were also killed in the incident. Police earlier arrested a local who had escaped with a pistol belonging to one of Bukhari's guards and two mobile phones belonging to the journalist. "He appears to be a drug addict. He is still in our custody but he does not appear to be part of the terror conspiracy to assassinate Bukhari," the source said.

Police have also identified a blogger who uploaded malicious posts against Bukhari. "He is a Kashmiri militant presently in Pakistan from where he is operating the blog," the source said. (IANS)

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