Militants on Monday shot dead a Territorial Army soldier in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The ultras barged into the house of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik aka Mukhtar Gola at Shurat in Kulgam and shot at him from a close range, a police official said.
The official said Malik, a soldier in the Territorial Army (162BN), died on the spot.
Reports said that Malik was a former commander in the Ikhwan- a deadly counter-insurgency force accused of human rights violations and brutalities.
Further details are awaited.