Traders' fed chief's murder barbaric act: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today condemned the brutal killing of President of Sopore traders federation Ghulam Nabi Khan this morning.

Terming his killing as a "barbaric and cowardly" act, Abdullah said those forces who are not happy with the peace and tranquillity of the state have an agenda to target popular personalities like Khan.

Unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on Khan, 42, in the main chowk of Sopore at around 11 am.

A hunt has been launched to nab the culprits. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the act.