Srinagar: Four policemen were reportedly killed in a militant attack on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The militants opened fire at the police picket in Zainpora village that was set up to protect members of the minority community.
The deceased persons were identified as Abdul Majid, Manzoor Ahmed and Mohammed Amin.
The fourth policeman was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical according to Police officials.
The militants escaped with four rifles of the policemen.
A manhunt was launched after the attack to trace the assailants.
The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.
With Inputs from IANS