Special police officer killed in Kashmir

May 31st, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas shot dead a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town Sunday, and a politician who witnessed the crime suffered a heart attack and died, police said.
A police officer said gunmen fired at the victim near the main bus stand in Sopore, 54 km from here. Fayaz Ahmad died instantly.

A Lok Janshakti Party leader, Feroze Ahmad, who witnessed the firing, suffered a massive heart attack and died. Ahmad lost the assembly election in the state last year.

Sunday’s strike comes after guerrillas fired two rifle grenades at a security force camp late Saturday. The grenades exploded without causing any damage.

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