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SPO on Leave Shot Dead by Militants in Kashmir After Eid-Ul-Adha Prayers

SPO Fayaz Ahmad was fired at in Zazripora village. "He was shifted to a hospital where the doctors said he was dead on arrival," the police said.

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Updated:August 22, 2018, 10:55 AM IST
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SPO on Leave Shot Dead by Militants in Kashmir After Eid-Ul-Adha Prayers
SPO Fayaz Ahmad is survived by an aged mother, wife and two minor daughters aged five and two years. (J&K Police Handout)
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Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on Wednesday morning after offering Eid-Ul-Adha prayers.

SPO Fayaz Ahmad, who was on leave, was fired at in Zazripora village and died on the spot, police said. According to a statement by J&K Police, Ahmad was 34 years and is survived by an aged mother, wife and two minor daughters aged five and two years.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections and an investigation has been initiated.

SPOs are engaged on a fixed monthly emolument by police to fight insurgency. In most cases, the SPOs are not trained in handling firearms, a report in IANS said.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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