BJP leader Ghulam Ahmad was killed by terrorists in Verinag`s Nowgam village in the district.
The leader died after being hit by five bullets, three in the chest and two in the abdomen. He was shifted to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Ghulam Ahmad was the vice president of the party in Anantnag district. He had unsuccessfully contested assembly election in Doru .
The identity of the terrorists is yet to be ascertained.
The security forces have cordoned off the area.