SRINAGAR A policewoman was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmirs Shopian district on Saturday.
Police said that the gunmen fired upon the policewoman Khushboo Jan (25) at around 2:40 p.m. at her home in Vehil village.
Khushboo suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, a police spokesman said.
We condemn this gruesome act and stand by her family at this critical juncture, the spokesman said.
Separately, police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter, the spokesman added
Meanwhile, PDP and the National Conference condemned the killing of the policewoman.
PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the vicious cycle of death and destruction seems to have no end in the Valley.
“I strongly condemn this brutal act of terror. My condolences to the family. This vicious cycle of death and destruction seems to have no end,” she wrote on Twitter.
NC vice president Omar Abdullah also condemned the killing of the woman SPO.
“A lady special police officer (SPO) was shot & killed outside her home in South Kashmir earlier today. I condemn this act of terror & extend my condolences to her family & all her J&K police colleagues,” he tweeted.
Separately, an army man was injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of district Poonch.
A police official said that the soldier was on a routine patrol duty in Tarkundi area of Balakote in Mendhar sector when he accidentally stepped on mine near the (LoC).
In the incident, the soldier identified as Sepoy Vishal Choudhary (21) of 15 Jakli sustained injuries and is being treated in military health facility, he said.