In a major terror attack, four policemen were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said.
As per the Police sources, the terrorists open fired at the police party in Arhama village, about 2 km from Shopian town.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P. Pani said the exact details were being ascertained.
As per the initial reports, the escort party was on its way to repair of a vehicle when it came under attack.
According to reports, the militants decamped with three service rifles of the slain policemen.
While two policemen died on the spot, the other two succumbed to injuries in a nearby hospital. The Jammu and Kashmir police paid tribute to the policemen killed in the incident in a tweet. Thepolicemen killed in the terror attack were indentified as Constable Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Constable Javaid Ahmad Bhat, Constable Mohammad Iqbal Mir and SPO Adil Manzoor Bhat, reported by NDTV.
"In a terror strike we lost four boys in #Shopian. Our tribute to the brave hearts. We shall always remember their supreme sacrifice. @JmuKmrPolice," the tweet read.
Our tribute to the policemen Ishfaq, Javaid, Iqbal &Adil whom we lost today in a terror strike at Shopian. The sacrifice of these men will always remain with us. @JmuKmrPolice @spvaid @KVijayKumarIPS @Sandeep_IPS_JKP pic.twitter.com/hRvhDJblYM— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 29, 2018
A probe has been initiated in the matter by the police.
(With inputs from IANS)