Srinagar, Oct 18: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was shot dead by militants on Wednesday evening in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said.
The militants barged into Haleem Gujjar’s house in Gutroo village and fired at him from close range, killing him on the spot.
The SPOs are engaged on fixed monthly remuneration to fight militancy in the valley.
Following the attack, the militants escaped from the scene. However, the police has launched a manhunt to nab them.