SHOPIAN: Four policemen were killed in a militant attack at Arhama in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.
Reports reaching here said that suspected militants opened fire upon the escort party of the DSP headquarters Shopian at Arhama village today in the afternoon.
In the attack, four cops suffered bullet wounds and where rushed to nearby hospital where all of them succumbed to injuries.
The escort party had gone to the area to repair a police vehicle when the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, official sources said that the militants after carrying out the attack decamped with three weapons.
A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that further details are being ascertained.
Soon after this incident whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.
The slain cops have been identified as Constable Ishfaq Ahmed Mir son of Abdul Aziz Mir of Watergam Dangiwacha, Constable Muhammad Iqbal Mir son of Abdul Rehman Mir a resident of Hardu Chanam Rohama, Constable Javaid Ahmed Bhat son of Nazir Ahmed Bhat of Panzinara Sumbal and SPO Adil Manzoor Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmed, a resident of Zawoora Shopian.(CNS)