Pulwama: A 25-year old man was shot dead by terrorists outside his house at Pingleena village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday afternoon. A joint team of the Indian Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) has launched a cordon and search operation in the area to nab the assailants.

As per several reports, the deceased has been identified as soldier Ashiq Hussain of Jakli, son of Mohammed Yousuf Naik. He was shot by masked gunmen outside his home at Naik Mohalla.

A police officer confirmed the incident. Hussain was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.