Jammu & Kashmir: 4 policemen killed in IED blast at Sopore in Baramulla

08 January, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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Three policemen lost their lives and two others are seriously injured after an IED blast in Baramulla District's Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning.

Pakistan based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility for the blast.

"The northern part of Kashmir is under control of police but there are militants in Kashmir and we can not deny it. Attacks will happen and after this IED attack in Sopore, in which our four jawans have been martyred, we will put our heads together to decide how to tackle this manner of attack", Khan said. The attack targeted a patrol unit of the police in the main market in Sopore.

"Searches are on and the area was cordoned off".

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The policemen were from 3rd Battalion of Indian Reserve Police (IRP). "Pained to hear that four policeman have been killed in an IED explosion in Sopore. My deepest condolences to their families", Mufti said. This is first IED blast since 2015 and indicates to the renewed strategy of terrorists after the revival of JeM outfit.

"The Shaheed Afzal Guru squad carried out the attack", JeM spokesperson said. Three shops were damaged in the blast, eyewitnesses said. "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace", Abdullah tweeted.

Giving details of the incident, ADGP Munir Khan told reporters that shops were closed and vehicles were off roads due to the strike in Sopore when the militants ambushed the police team. He said even as the situation was serious but police would tackle it.

A senior police official in Sopore said the attack seemed to be a planned operation because of the expected deployment of police on the Sopore massacre anniversary.

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