Four policemen were killed after militants attacked a police post in Zainapora area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.
A police official said a group of militants opened fire at the police post, resulting into on spot death of three security guards and injuries to another at Zainapora.
The injured cop was taken to a local hospital where from he was referred to a hospital in Srinagar. However, he succumbed on way to Srinagar, said the official.
The militants after carrying out the deadly attack decamped with four service rifles from the policemen, he said.
A senior police officer said that the cops were guarding the minority community in the area when they came under attack.
Soon after the attack, a joint team of army and SOG launched a massive hunt to nab the assailants, he said.
The slain cops were identified as Constable Anees Ahmad (Belt No. 480/SPN), resident of Kulgam, selection grade constable Abdul Majid (193/SPN), resident of Ganderbal, Constable Mehraj-ud-din (477/SPN), resident of Hajin Bandipora and constable Hameedullah (860/SPN), resident of Anantnag.
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