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J&K: 4 policemen dead in IED blast in Sopore; CM condemns incident

PTI
Published : Jan 6, 2018, 11:01 am IST
Updated : Jan 6, 2018, 1:06 pm IST

Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the 'Chotta Bazaar' and 'Bada Bazaar' in Sopore in Baramulla district.

The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there. (Photo: ANI)
 The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there. (Photo: ANI)

Srinagar: Four policemen on patrol duty were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants went off in Sopore town in north Kashmir on Saturday, an official said.

Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the 'Chotta Bazaar' and 'Bada Bazaar' in Sopore in Baramulla district, the official said.

The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was pained by the news about the killing of four policemen in an IED explosion in Sopore township of Baramulla district.

"Pained to hear that four policeman have been killed in an IED explosion in Sopore. My deepest condolences to their families," Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: "Very sad news from #Sopore. May the four brave J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace." ?

This is the first major terror attack in the Valley in which security forces have suffered casualties.

Five CRPF men were killed on December 31 when heavily armed terrorists carried out a suicide attack on a camp of the paramilitary force in Pulwama in south Kashmir.

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