Srinagar, March 16: A Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday. According to reports, unidentified assailants fired upon at SPO Khushboo Jan at her home in Vehil village and she suffered serious bullet wounds. Khushboo Jan was shifted to a nearby district hospital, where she succumbed to injuries.
"Terrorists today fired on a police woman Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district. She sustained critical injuries & was evacuated to hospital where she succumbed. We condemn this gruesome terror act & stand by her family at this critical juncture (sic)," Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted. A probe has been initiated after registering the case.
On Thursday night, a local was abducted and shot dead by suspected militants in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. The deceased, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Lone, was "forcibly" taken away by the terrorists and shot dead, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said. This was the third attack on civilians in south Kashmir in the past two days.
A National Conference worker was shot at and injured in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Thursday while an army deserter was shot dead on Wednesday in Pulwama district.