Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) and a youth were injured after suspected militants opened fire at Bungam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.
Official sources told news agency GNS that the gunmen fired upon the SPO Bilal Ahmad at Bungam at around 4:22 pm, resulting into severe injuries to him.
One of the bullets also hit a pedestrian identified as Rafiaq Ahmad Lone son of Bashir Ahmad Lone of Vehil, Shopian. Both the person were shifted to the nearby hospital from where both of them were referred to Srinagar in critical conditions.
Soon after the attack, the government forces reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area.
Bilal, a resident of Babapora Zainapora village is said to be a guard of the former district president of National Conference Shopian, Shabir Ahmad Kulley.
When contacted Shabir Kulay said that he was his former guard and is presently posted in police lines.
SSP Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar confirmed the injuries to two persons and said that a case has been registered and investigations have been taken up.