J&K Police Officer along with his family shot dead by the militants.

Suspected militants shot a police officer, his wife, and his daughter in the Awantipora area of Pulwama on Sunday night.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the assailants. Source - The Hindu.

Militants barged into the house of Fayaz Ahmed, Special Police Officer (SPO) at Hariparigam area of Awantipora and opened indiscriminate firing on Sunday night, the police said.

“In the firing, Ahmad along with his wife, Raja Bano, and daughter, Rafia Jan, received bullet wounds. Later, the couple succumbed to their injuries in the hospital,” the police said.

Jan, 24, also succumbed to her injuries in a Srinagar hospital, on Monday morning.

In two separate attacks, earlier this month, militants killed two off-duty police officers in Srinagar, including an inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department.

“I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attack on SPO Ahmad and his family at Awantipora. This is an act of cowardice and perpetrators of violence will be brought to justice soon,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said.

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