In an extremely painful piece of news coming from Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, a woman special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by terrorists at her home, police said.
The ultras shot SPO Khushboo Jan on her head from close range inside her home in Vehil in Shopian district Saturday afternoon, a police official told PTI.
The official said the injured SPO was shifted to a nearby hospital where she succumbed.
Security forces have now cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the assailants
Speaking over this atrocious incident, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah condemned the attack and extended his condolences to her family and colleagues, in a tweet.
His tweet read:
"A lady special police officer (SPO) was shot & killed outside her home in South Kashmir earlier today. I condemn this act of terror & extend my condolences to her family & all her J&K police colleagues."
(Updates to follow)