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Woman SPO shot dead in Shopian by suspected militants
jkupdate.com | 16-Mar-2019 04:28 PM
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  • In the incident, Khushboo suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.




SRINAGAR: A woman special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by suspected militants at Vehil area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday afternoon.

Reports suggest that the female police officer was shot dead right outside her house. According to official sources, suspected militants gunned down Khushboo Jan at around 2:40 pm outside her home in Vehil village.

"In the incident, Khushboo suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries," they said.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident and said,"Khushboo was fired upon by the suspected militants at her home. She was working as an SPO police department," the officer added.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the assailants.

The development comes after Pakistan violated ceasefire again in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan troops used heavy artillery to hit areas in Mankote sector of the district.

Tension in the Valley has been surging significantly since the Pulwama terror attakck, which claimed the life of at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force paramilitary troopers.

Even though security forces are on high alert in the Valley, there have been instances where militants have killed many soldiers to disrupt peace in the region.

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