Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) and his wife were killed after terrorists sprayed them with bullets at their home in Hariparigam village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Their daughter who was injured in the incident also died this morning. According to the Kashmir Zone Police,  terrorists barged into the house of ex-SPO Fayaz Ahmad of Hariparigam, Awantipora and fired indiscriminately. Meanwhile, the security forces have cordoned off and launched a search operation to nab the terrorists.Also Read - Yoga Day 2022: Army Dogs Performing Cute Yoga Routine Is Winning Hearts On Internet. See Pics

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“The attack at the IAF station in Jammu is a terror attack,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told news agency PTI. He asserted that police and other agencies are cooperating with the IAF officials to unravel the plan behind the attack.

Political Parties Condemn Killing

Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir condemned the killing, calling it “dastardly and cowardly” and a “form of terrorism”. “I unreservedly condemn the dastardly and cowardly militant attack on the J&K police SPO Fayaz Ahmed, his wife and his young daughter at their home last night. I pray they receive their place in Jannat and their loved ones find strength during this terrible time,” National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said no words were strong enough to condemn the cowardly attack. “No words are strong enough to condemn the cowardly attack in Awantipora that claimed the lives of a JKP officer Fayaz Ahmad, his wife and daughter. May Allah Ta’aala grant them maghfirat and their loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss (sic),” Mufti tweeted.

Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Lone said the news of the killing was “extremely distressing” and called the perpetrators “thugs of violence”. “Woke up to extremely distressing news of violence. An entire family fell to bullets. No respite from these thugs of violence. May they rest in peace. May the family muster courage to bear this loss,” Lone said in a tweet.

BJP’s J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur also condemned the attack as cowardly and barbaric, saying that barging into the house of a cop and killing him and his family members is nothing but a pure form of terrorism. “The act deserves the strongest condemnation and that those behind the act will meet the same fate. What was the fault of the innocent wife and daughter of policeman? Killing women is (in) no way bravery, but a pure cowardly attack which deserves the highest form of condemnation,” Thakur said.

He expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and urged the police to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice as soon as possible.