Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas shot dead a senior retired police officer in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
"Motorcycle borne militants fired several shots at Bashir Ahmad Dar, retired deputy superintendent of police," a police officer told a news agency.
At the time of the incident late Tuesday, Dar was exiting from a mosque where he had gone to offer 'Taravi' (late night Ramadan prayers) in Ashmujee village of Kulgam district.
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.