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Police woman shot dead in J&K's Shopian district

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Militants killed a woman (SPO) on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's district, police said.

The terrorists shot dead Khushboo Jan from close range while she was on her home village, Vehil.

"She suffered around 2.40 p.m. and was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed," the police added.

A cordon and was underway to trace the assailants.

SPOs are engaged by the on fixed monthly remuneration to fight militancy in the state. They are neither imparted training to handle firearms nor are weapons issued to them.

The SPOs represent the lowest rung of police officials below the state constabulary that is adequately trained to handle weapons and are also issued service weapons.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 15:42 IST