Srinagar: A prominent social activist was on Wednesday shot dead by militants in Sopore township of north Kashmir`s Baramulla district, police said.
Kifayat Hussain (45), was called out by the militants from his home in Shankar Gund area of Sopore. He was later fired from point-blank range at his head killing him on the spot, they said.
Hussain, who was famous in the area for working for welfare of the people, had been on the hit-list of militants and was provided two Personal Security Officers (PSOs) by the local police, they said.
He was also running a Himayat Centre in the area.
No militant outfit has so far claimed the responsibility for the attack.