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

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.

Press Trust of India November 24, 2018 10:18:16 IST
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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