Srinagar, Sep 29 (UNI) A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a militant were killed in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said.
They said 12 Assam Rifles personnel killed the militant in an encounter at Tuli Pathri in the Keran sector in the frontier district of Kupwara.
One AK assault rifle and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.
Police recovered the bullet-riddled body of SPO Shabir Ahmad Wani from Mangam Qazigund where he was posted at the residence of Abdul Salam of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He had reportedly been kidnapped and later killed by militants, they said, adding that a massive hunt had been launched to nab the killers.