Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) was killed after fired upon by suspected militants at Hajin Payeen village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.

Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon Sameer Ahmad Mir son of Wali Mohammad Mir at his home.

In the incident, Sameer, a resident of Hajin Payeen village suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby district hospital where he succumbed to injuries,” they said.

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. (GNS)

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