Special Police Officer Khushboo Jan shot dead in Shopian

Unknown gunmen shot dead a policewoman in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Saturday.

Khushboo Jan, Special Police Officer (SPO), was fired at from a close range by armed men near her house around 2:40 p.m. at Vehil village of Shopian district, said a police official. The victim breathed her last on the way to the nearby hospital, the police added.

SPOs are lower rung police personnel hired for non-combat duties.This is fourth such attack in the last three days where unidentified armed men attacked political workers, former soldier and civilians in south Kashmir.

The attacks come at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is heading for the Lok Sabha polls from April 11.


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