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Police officer shot dead by militants in J-K’s Tral

The militants fired at SPO Abdul Haleem Kohli at his residence in Gutroo village of Tral.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2017 21:29 IST
Toufiq Rashid, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir,J-K,Tral
The militants escaped after carrying out the attack in Tral. The police said a manhunt has been launched to track them. (Representational Photo)

A police officer of Jammu and Kashmir was shot dead by militants at his residence in Tral in south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.

Abdul Haleem Kohli, a special police officer (SPO) from Gutroo area of Tral, was fired upon by militants from a close range, a police spokesman based in Srinagar said.

Police said Kohli, who died on the spot, was a resident of Gutroo and was currently posted at Aripal tehsil in Tral subdivision.

“Investigation is on and a manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants,” said the spokesman.

First Published: Oct 18, 2017 18:52 IST