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SPO shot dead at his home in Pulwama

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Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) identified as Sameer Ahmad Mir was shot dead by suspected militants in Pulwama on Tuesday, reported the GNS.

The report said that gunmen fired upon Mir, son of Wali Mohammad Mir at his home this evening.

Mir, a resident of Hanjan Payeen village suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to a nearby district hospital where he succumbed to injuries, said the report.

A senior police officer also confirmed the incident to GNS.

“Sameer was fired upon by the suspected militants at his home. He was working as an SPO,” he said.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

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