Militants kill 6 policemen in Kashmir’s Anantnag, LeT claims responsibility

8:20 PM, Friday, June 16th, 2017
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jk militentSrinagar : Six policemen, including an officer, were killed after LeT militants ambushed a police party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district today.

Official sources told that late in the afternoon militants opened indiscriminate firing upon a police party near Thajiwara Achabal area resulting in injuries to several cops.

All the injured policemen were shifted to hospital where doctors declared six of them as dead.

A Station House Officer identified as sub-inspector Firoz Dar, a resident of Pulwama, was also killed. Some other policemen also sustained serious bullet injuries in the attack and were rushed to nearby hospital. The other martyred include a driver and four other policemen who were on a routine round in their jeep.

Later on, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) sent a mail to India Today office and took responsibility of the terror attack.

Meanwhile, a heavy contingent of army, SOG, CRPF and police have launched a hunt to nab the assailants.

Of late there has been an escalation of militant attacks on Jammu and Kashmir police personnel.

Even yesterday, two policemen were martyred in the state. One policeman was killed when terrorists attacked a police party near Hyderpora while another cop was shot dead in Kulgam.

Earlier in the day, Director General of Police S P Vaid said it is because of the frustration of the ultras.

“We will take necessary measures. This is the frustration of the militants. Whether a militant is killed or a civilian or a cop, it is the Kashmiri who dies. The bloodshed will not take us anywhere, it is only the murder of humanity,” the DGP told reporters here.

He said the militants were targeting the local police as it was fighting them with eagerness.

“The local police works on the anti-militancy front with eagerness, that is why they (militants) are targeting them (police). But I am sure that we will control this soon,” the DGP said.

The DGP termed the constable’s killing as “murder of humanity and Kashmiriyat”

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