Srinagar, November 23:

Three persons including a former special police officer (SPO) were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen Friday in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

The gunmen kidnapped Basharat Ahmad Wagay, a former SPO, Zahid Ahmad Wagay, and Reyaz Ahmad Wagay from their village at Reban in Zainapora area of Shopian, the sources said.

However, a police official said they were ascertaining the reports about kidnapping of the three persons.

“No one has come forward with a complaint about the kidnappings so far. We are ascertaining facts,” the official said.

Militants killed two persons — one shot dead and another terminated in ISIS-style execution — in South Kashmir last week on the charge of being informers of security forces.