4 policemen killed in Shopian militant attack

4 policemen killed in Shopian militant attack
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Shopian, Dec 11: At least four cops were killed in a deadly militant attack in Zainpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The armed militants attacked cops guarding a minority community post killing three cops on spot while the fourth one succumbed to his injuries in the hospitals.
Reports said that militants after the attack also snatched the service rifles of deceased cops and fled away from the spot.
The slain cops were identified as constable Mehrajuddin (belt no. 477/ Spn) of Chewa Ajas Bandipora, Hamidullah (belt no. 860/ Spn) of Fatehpora Anantnag, Anees Ahmad Mir (belt no. 480/ Spn) of Souch Kulgam and Abdul Majeed a resident of Ganderbal.
A police official said that militants in the afternoon fired upon the guard post deployed at Zainapora in District Shopian.
“Militants fired indiscriminately on a guard post at Zainapora area of Shopian in which four cops were killed.”
Area was cordoned off and search was initiated in the area shortly after the attack.
Meanwhile, floral tribute was paid to four policemen killed in a militant attack in Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, police said.
A spokesman said that a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Shopian to pay homage to Abdul Majeed Ganaie, Mehraj-ud-din Dar, Anees Ahmad Mir and Hameed-ul-lah Ganaie.
“Civil & Police Officers including Munir Ahmed Khan, ADGP (Security/Law & Order/HG), IGP Kashmir S. P. Pani, DIG SKR Amit Kumar laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” he said.
SP and DC Shopian, he said, also paid floral tributes to the slain policemen.