Police statement regarding today’s three incidents in South Kashmir

A special police officer was killed and his wife injured after militants fired upon them at Katoo, Wapzan, Bijbehara in their house. At the time of the incident the SPO was unarmed with his family. His wife has been shifted to hospital.

In another incident, militants fired upon one Sayar Wani when he was coming out of masjid after prayers in Kulgam. He was hit in his leg. Reportedly he has received four bullets on his leg. The said person is a teacher in local madrassa. He was immediately shifted to hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

As reported by army in Shopian, a MVCP of 44RR was fired upon by militants travelling in a swift car, which was signaled to stop.

The militant fired upon the naka party, which was retaliated by the men on duty with extreme caution. Militants lost control of the vehicle and the car got stuck. Consequently, the terrorists abandoned the car and managed to flee. The police has reached the spot.

Further it has come to the notice that one individual namely Shahid Bhat has been brought to hospital with bullet injury. The circumstances in which he received the injury is being ascertained. The injured is stated to be stable. There is no report of any protest in the area as reported by certain sections of media. The area has been cordoned off

FIR’s in all the three incidents have been lodged and investigation taken up by the Police.

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