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Kashmir: Militants kill police officer in Anantnag district, wife critical

In a separate incident, militants attacked a man at Chancer in neighbouring Kulgam district. He has been admitted to a local hospital with a bullet injury in his leg.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2018 08:25 IST
Abhishek Saha
Abhishek Saha
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Kulgam district,Anantnag district,Militants
Soldiers take position inside an apple orchard during a search operation in Shopian on Thursday.(AP )

A special police officer (SPO) was killed after suspected militants fired at him and his wife at their residence in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday night.

“Terrorists fired at SPO Mushtaq Ahmed and his wife at Katoo village in Anantnag. We lost Mushtaq and his wife is in a critical condition,” a police spokesperson said.

Ahmed’s wife, Fareeda, was rushed to a local hospital soon after the incident. Police have launched a hunt for the attackers.

In a separate incident, militants attacked a man at Chancer in neighbouring Kulgam district. The victim, Sayar Wani, was admitted to a local hospital with a bullet injury in his leg.

South Kashmir, a hotbed of militant activities, was the epicentre of the 2016 summer unrest.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Mar 29, 2018 22:51 IST