New Delhi: A Special Police Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police was shot dead by terrorists along with his wife and daughter in Pulwama on Sunday (June 27), officials said. According to the sources, the terrorists barged into SPO Fayaz Ahmed’s house in Hariparigam in the Awantipora area around 11 pm and shot the family. Fayaz, wife Raja Begum, and daughter Rafia were rushed to the local hospital but they succumbed to their injuries.
The area was immediately cordoned off and a search operation was launched by the law enforcement agencies.
Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Terrorists barged into the house of SPO Fayaz Ahmad of Hariparigam Awantipora & fired indiscriminately. In this terror incident, he along with his wife & daughter received critical gunshot injuries. Fayaz Ahmad succumbed to his injuries. Area cordoned off. Search going on.”
#Terrorists barged into the house of SPO Fayaz Ahmad of Hariparigam Awantipora & fired #indiscriminately. In this #terror incident, he along with his wife & daughter recieved #critical gunshot injuries. Fayaz Ahmad #succumbed to his injuries. Area cordoned off. Search going on.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 27, 2021
In a later tweet, the KGP confirmed the news of the death of his wife.
“#AwantiporaTerrorIncidentUpdate: Martyred Fayaz Ahmad’s wife also succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” the tweet said.
The incident in the valley came on the same day when two drones were used to drop explosives at the Jammu Air Base.
One of the explosives damaged the roof of a room while the other exploded in an open area.
J-K Police DGP Dilbag Singh has already termed it as a terrorist attack.
The Police in coordination with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Air Force is launching an investigation.
An FIR has been file under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
The Police also recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and arrested a terrorist from the Narwal area in Jammu and recovered five IEDs from him.