A retired police officer was shot dead by separatist guerillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said on Wednesday.
"Motorcycle borne militants fired several shots at Bashir Ahmad Dar, retired deputy superintendent of police," a police officer told IANS.
At the time of the incident on late Tuesday, Dar was coming out of a mosque where he had gone to offer 'Taravi' or late night Ramzan prayers in Ashmujee village.
He was shifted to a Srinagar hospital where he died.
Searches were mounted in the village after the attack, but nobody has been arrested or identified so far as the assailants reportedly fled from the place.