Five policemen, including an Station House Officer (SHO), were killed at Achabal in Anantnag district of South Kashmir after militants ambushed a police party on Friday.
The SHO identified as Sub Inspector Feroz, a resident of Pulwama, fell victim to indiscriminate firing from militants, senior police officials said.
Officials said besides the fatalities, some other policemen sustained serious bullet injuries and were rushed to nearby hospital.
Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Earlier on Friday, two militants, including commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba Juanid Mattoo, were reportedly killed in a gunfight with security forces in neighbouring Kulgam district.
Courtesy : Hindustan Times
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