Gunmen open fire injure SPO, civilian in Shopian
Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) and a youth were injured after suspected militants opened fire at Bungam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.
Police sources said that the gunmen fired on SPO Bilal Ahmad at Bungam at around 4:30 pm, leaving him injured critically.
During the incident one of the bullets also hit a pedestrian who was identified as Rafiaq Ahmad Lone son of Bashir Ahmad Lone of Vehil, Shopian. Both the person were shifted to the nearby hospital from where both of them were referred to Srinagar in a critical condition, a police official said.
Soon after the attack, the government forces reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area.
Bilal, a resident of Babapora Zainapora village is said to be a guard of the former district president of National Conference Shopian, Shabir Ahmad Kulley.
When contacted Shabir Kulay said that he was his former guard and is presently posted in police lines.
SSP Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar confirmed the injuries to the two people and said that a case has been registered and investigations have been taken up. (GNS)