Suspected militants shot dead a special police officer near Murran Chowk area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, Rising Kashmir reported. Mohammad Ashraf was a former militant who was now posted in Srinagar as a police officer.

An unidentified official told Rising Kashmir that Ashraf suffered serious bullet injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital. However, he died of his wounds.

After the incident, teams of the Indian Army, the Central Reserve Police Force and a special operations group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation for the militants.