Four policemen were martyred today in a major terror strike in Shopian district of South Kashmir. After the attack, the terrorists escaped with three AK 47 rifles of the policemen.
Police sources say the policemen had gone to an automobile workshop near Arhama fruit mandi to repair their vehicle when the heavily armed terrorists opened fire at them.
Soon after the incident, security forces launched a search operation in the area but the attackers had managed to escape.
While two policeman died on the spot, the other two died to their injuries in a nearby hospital. In a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir police paid tribute to the policemen martyred in the incident.
“In a terror strike we lost four boys in #Shopian.Our tribute to the brave hearts . We shall always remember their supreme [email protected] (sic),” the tweet read.
The policemen martyred in the terror attack have been identified as Constable Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Constable Javaid Ahmad Bhat, Constable Mohammad Iqbal Mir and SPO Adil Manzoor Bhat.
Police has registered a case and a probe has been initiated in the matter.