In this file pic, Paramilitary soldier stands guard near Lal Chowk in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A separatist leader was Tuesday shot dead by gunmen in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Hafeezullah Mir was shot at by the gunmen at Achabal in Anantnag district this morning, a police official said.

He said Mir died on the spot.