Jammu & Kashmir: 4 policemen killed in IED blast at Sopore in Baramulla

Laura Christensen
January 7, 2018

Four policemen lost their lives and two others were seriously injured after an IED blast set off by militants in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday morning. 3 shops were also destroyed in the massive explosion.

The otherwise busy market was closed for the day in response to a shutdown called by the separatists to mark the 19th anniversary of the killings of some 55 people following a militant attack on security forces in 1993. Soon after the attack army and paramilitary forces launched searches to nab the attackers.

The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)-sponsored strike there.

Please Wait while comments are loading. "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace", Abdullah tweeted. It was a big IED, there has been a huge crater because of it.

According to police sources three shops were also damaged in the blast. "Its use had nearly ended". In a statement issued to news agency GNS, Jaish-e-Mohammad spokesperson claimed that they have attacked the forces party in Sopore.

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"Just because they claimed responsibility don't mean that they did 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 in Srinagar, said the police official.

The spokesman said ASI Irshad Ahmad is survived by his elderly mother, wife, two sons and two daughters.

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