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Terrorists kidnap special police officer in J&K

Prime News, National (Srinagar), July 28:- A police staffer has been kidnapped by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said today. State police chief SP Vaid said they are verifying reports of the kidnapping, which happened a few days after a police constable was kidnapped and killed in Kulgam.

The relatives of the special police officer or SPO, who has been working as a cook, said he has gone to his aunt’s house.

SPOs help the police in day-to-day operations; however, they are neither issued arms or trained to handle them.

Jammu and Kashmir has seen several kidnappings of people in the security forces in recent times. Security analysts say the terrorists are targeting individuals to deter them from joining the police and the military.

After the Kulgam kidnapping and murder of a police constable who had come home on leave from his training centre in Jammu, the army had shot dead three terrorists within 12 hours. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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