Militants abduct and kill former SPO in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; third civilian killing by terrorists in one week

Srinagar: A former special police officer (SPO) was killed by suspected militants on Friday after they kidnapped him in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The bullet-riddled body of former SPO Basharat Ahmad Wagay was recovered, hours after he was kidnapped, a police official said.

Besides the former SPO, two other persons were also kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. The police official said that the two other kidnapped persons — Zahid Ahmad Wagay and Reyaz Ahmad Wagay — were released by the suspected militants.

Militants killed two persons — one shot dead and another terminated in Islamic State-style execution — in south Kashmir last week on the charge of being informers of security forces.

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Updated Date: Nov 24, 2018 10:18:16 IST

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