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J&K: Special Police Official shot dead by militants in Shopian

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, militants fired on Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district.

Police have registered a case and have initiated a probe into the incident. (Representational)
Police have registered a case and have initiated a probe into the incident. (Representational)

A Special Police Official from Shopian district’s Vehil village on Saturday succumbed to her injuries shortly after she was shot at by unidentified assailants at her house.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, militants fired on Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district. The official sustained critical injuries and was evacuated to a hospital where she succumbed.

Police have registered a case and have initiated a probe into the incident.

Reacting to the news of the official’s death, PDP chief Mehboba Mufti and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah both condemned the killing.

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“I strongly condemn this brutal act of terror. My condolences to the family. This vicious cycle of death and destruction seems to have no end,” Mufti tweeted.

Omar Abdullah wrote: “A lady special police officer (SPO) was shot & killed outside her home in South Kashmir earlier today. I condemn this act of terror & extend my condolences to her family & all her J&K police colleagues.”

In a separate incident in Kulgam, an encounter broke out between militants and security forces. The area has been cordoned off and search were being carried out to track the militants, said the J&K police.

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