SPO shot dead by suspected militants in Pulwama


Srinagar, A special police officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir police was killed by suspected militants at Rahomoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Official sources told GNS that the gunmen fired at SPO Showkat Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Ahsan Dar near Petrol Pump at Rahomoo.

“Dar who was posted at Police Lines Pulwama immediately shifted to the district hospital Pulwama where doctors declared him brought dead,” they said.

The incident took place at 9:35 am in Rahomoo.

SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam confirmed the incident told GNS that police are verifying the details.

Soon after the incident, a joint team of forces launched a hunt to nab the assailants, the official said. (GNS)