Abducted SPO killed, two other abducted persons freed by militants in South Kashmir

New Delhi, Nov 23, Asif Suhaf : In Jammu  & Kashmir, a former Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed by militants. He had been abducted from Shopian area in south Kashmir earlier in the day.Earlier, two civilians from Rebban village of Shopian were abducted by militants in south Kashmir.Security sources identified the slain SPO as Basharat Ahmad.Two abducted civilians were freed.SPOs work with police on monthly honorarium. Many SPOs were killed in last several months.The incident comes few days after two persons were killed in the same district for being "security forces informers", by militants while six others were released. Hizbul Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the killing of "informers" while issuing videos on social media networking sites.

News24 Bureau