Police Officer shot dead by terrorist in Srinagar

A police officer was shot dead by a terrorist in Srinagar today, officials said. He was fired upon from point-blank range, the officer was rushed to Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) but died from his injuries, they said.

The incident took place at around 1.35 pm. The officer has been identified as probationary sub-inspector Arshid Ahmad who was posted at the Khanyar Police Station. The CCTV footage of the incident shows a terrorist shooting the officer at least twice from behind from point-blank range at a marketplace in Khanyar, the officials said.