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SPO shot dead in Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 1: A special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS said that gunmen fired upon Sameer Ahmad Mir son of Wali Mohammad Mir at his home in Hanjan Payeen village of the district.

In the incident, Sameer suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby district hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

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 cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

Hanjan is the same village where four militants were killed in an encounter with forces on Saturday.