38-year-old man shot at in Handwara, injured

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Srinagar, April 29: Unknown gunmen fired at a former special police officer (SPO) at Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district injuring him critically, officials said.

After seeing her son in a pool of blood, the mother of injured SPO fell unconscious and she too was referred to hospital for treatment.

The officials told news agency that unidentified gunmen barged into the house of Habibullah Biegh and fired at his son Ali Muhammad Beigh leaving him critically injured.

They said the injured was immediately whisked away to nearby medical facility for treatment with the help of locals and police, where his condition is stated as critical.

A police officer while confirming the incident said that Habibullah was fired from a close range by the unidentified gunmen. “His condition is stated as critical,” the officer said. Meanwhile, police and other forces have launched a massive manhunt to nab the attackers. (KNO)

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