Four policemen killed in IED blast in J&K

Four policemen killed in IED blast in J&K

Kerry Wise
January 7, 2018

Showkat Ahmad Ahangar, the elder brother of police constable Ghulam Nabi who was among four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore on Saturday, appealed the global community to come forward and help in resolving the Kashmir issue.

"It is for the first time that IED blast took place in Kashmir valley since 2015". Four policemen on patrol duty were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants went off in Sopore in north Kashmir.

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Men from the Indian Reserve Police's 3rd Battalion were being deployed at Sopore's main market when the bomb, planted under a shop, was detonated.

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also expressed sorrow over the deaths. Three shops were damaged in the blast, eyewitnesses said. "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in piece". "But they have once again started to use IEDs", Mr Khan told reporters at Sopore in north Kashmir. It exploded when the policemen reached there, said an official. "Its use had nearly ended". They claimed that many innocents were targetted.

He said the security forces will have to think about it. The injured were shifted to hospital and a search operation is underway, a police officer said. In a statement issued to news agency GNS, the Jaish spokesperson said its "Shaheed Afzal Guru squad" carried out the attack.

Constable Parvaiz Ahmad is survived by aged father, wife, minor son Mohammad Noman about 03 years old, unmarried sister and three brothers.