Terrorists Barge Into Home Of Jammu Kashmir SPO, Shoot Him Dead And Injure Wife

| March 30 , 2018 , 08:35 IST

In a shocking terrorist attack in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday night, terrorists barged into the house of Special Police Officer (SPO) Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh and shot him dead, grievously injuring his wife Fareeda.

According to reports, the attack took place around 8:25 PM when gunmen fired indiscriminately at residents of Katsoo village of Bejbihara in Anantnag district, before entering the house of the SPO Mushtaq and shooting him and his wife. Both were taken to the hospital where SPO Mushtaq was declared dead.

“SPO was fired near his house and he passed away. His wife is also injured”, said Altaf Ahmad Khan, senior superintendent of police, Anantnag.

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Security forces immediately rushed to the spot in the Anantnag district and cordoned off the entire area, launching a major search operation to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the shooting.

SPO Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh had been posted in the police station Sangam in Anantnag district.

Although the combined security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been securing successive victories against terrorists in the area, the menace is yet to be completely stamped out. Over the past month, at least 2 locals publically joined militant groups and other militants often cross over from the Pakistan border.

Despite facing international pressure, specifically from the US, Pakistan is yet to take effective action against safe havens for terrorists on its soil.