SPO shot at in Tral, critical

Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured after shot at by suspected militants at Pastuna village in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.

A police officer said that the militants fired upon the SPO Ashiq Ahmad Lone (24) son of Abdul Samad Lone near his residence at Pastuna Tral.

“In the incident Ashiq suffered a bullet wound in his leg and has been taken to nearby hospital,” he said.

Soon after the incident, a joint team of army and SOG launched a hunt in the area to nab the assailants, he said. (GNS)

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