Terrorists kill abducted ex-SPO, free 2 others in Shopian village

Unknown gunmen on Friday night killed a former SPO, abducted among three persons from Reban village of Shopian in south Kashmir on Friday.
Those abducted persons, according to a police officer, included Riyaz Ahmad, Zahid Ahmad and Basharat Ahmad (former SPO). However the SPO was killed and two others freed, official sources said.
They said that the bullet-riddled body of the SPO was recovered from Nikloora area.
A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the body has been recovered and taken to a local hospital for medico-legal formalities. “A case has been registered in the instant case and further investigations were taken up”.
However, a police official said they were ascertaining the reports about kidnapping of the three persons.
“No one has come forward with a complaint about the kidnappings so far. We are ascertaining facts,” the official said.
Meanwhile, a civilian was injured in firing near a security forces camp in Budgam district, officials said.

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