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Militants kill SPO in J&K

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Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Militants killed a special police officer (SPO) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

SPO Fayaz Ahmad was fired at in Zazripora village.

"He was shifted to a hospital where the doctors said he was dead on arrival," the police said.

SPOs are engaged on a fixed monthly emolument by police to fight insurgency. In most cases, the SPOs are not trained in handling firearms.