SPO shot dead in Pulwama village
Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) was killed after he was fired upon by suspected militants at Hanjan area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.
Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon Sameer Ahmad Mir son of Wali Mohammad Mir at his home on Tuesday evening.
Sameer, a resident of HanjanPayeen village suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby district hospital where he succumbed to injuries, police said.
A senior police officer also confirmed the incident.
“Sameer was fired upon by the suspected militants at his home. He was working as an SPO,” he said.
Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF has cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.
Earlier, on December 20 a local militant who was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Wani was killed in a brief shoot-out with the forces in the village.