Srinagar, May 5: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed by the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
The SPO has been identified as Showkat Ahmad, was taken to a hospital after he was shot at by the militants near his house.
#JammuAndKashmir: Terrorists fired upon Special Police Officer, named Showkat Ahmad Dar, near his house in Pulwama's Rahmoo, shifted to hospital. More details awaited.
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2018
“Ahmad succumbed to critical bullet injuries. A search has been started to trace the militants,” news agency IANS citing a police officer as saying.
The SPOs are engaged in Jammu and Kashmir on a fixed monthly package to fight militancy. They do not undergo a regular training in handling weapons and arms.