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4 policemen killed in 1st J&K IED blast in 3 years

08 January 2018, 03:43 | Kara Nash

4 policemen killed in 1st J&K IED blast in 3 years

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

The Jash-e-Mohammed militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the English-language Greater Kashmir newspaper. He said that three shops were also damaged in the blast at Gole market Sopore.

Speaking to DNA, Deputy Inspector General of police, North Kashmir Range, VK Birdhi said,"Terrorists detonated the IED when cops were deployed in the area.We have lost four boys in the incident".

However, other media reports have said that a police vehicle ran over the IED, triggering the blast. A local news gathering agency GNS quoting JeM spokesperson claimed that they have attacked the police party in Sopore.

The security forces launched cordon and search operation in the area after the blast but no arrests were made. She tweeted, "Pained to hear that four policemen have been killed in an IED explosion in Sopore".

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Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killings. "May the four courageous J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in piece".

He said the security forces will have to think about it.

A wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Sopore to pay homage to the slain personnel. "The two injured were shifted to hospital", a police officer said.

Constable Amin is survived by his mother, wife, four-year-old son Tajam-ul-Islam, a brother and three sisters.



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