SPO shot dead by terrorists outside her house in Shopian


Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a Special Police Officer was shot dead by terrorists on Saturday outside her home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The incident took place at around 2:40 pm when SPO Khushboo Jan was fired upon at close range in the district’s Vehil village, about 60 kilometres south of Srinagar.

She was rushed to a local hospital in the district, where she died.

“She sustained critical injuries and was evacuated to hospital where she succumbed. We condemn this gruesome terror act & stand by her family at this critical juncture,” Jammu and Kashmir police said.

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The area has been cordoned off by security forces and a manhunt has been launched for the attackers.

SPOs are engaged by the state police on fixed monthly remuneration to fight terrorism in the state. They are neither given the training to handle firearms nor are weapons issued to them.

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