J&K: 6 policemen killed in terrorists attack

Cop martyred in Kashmir after terrorists shoot him at point blank range

All the three militants, including self-styled District Commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), who were holed up since early morning yesterday in a house in south Kashmir, have been killed, a police spokesman said here this morning.

The policemen were killed when militants ambushed a vehicle carrying them Friday evening at Thajiwara - Achabal village in Anantnag district, about 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo and his associate were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Anantnag district. He had a meteoric rise within the Lashkar group and was appointed commander for South Kashmir after he killed two policemen in broad daylight at Anantnag bus stand in June past year. Army has been rushed to the spot and was combing the area.

Confirming the two deaths, DGP SP Vaid said: "Security forces have no choice but to retaliate when militants fire at them". A policeman Shabir Dar was killed by unknown assailants at his village Bogund in Kulgam district.

Police sources said the incident took place on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Bijbehara area.

Two civilians, including a teenage boy, were killed when security forces fired at hundreds of villagers who marched to the site of the shootout to help the rebels escape, he added.

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Many civilians also have received injuries in ongoing clashes between security forces and protesters erupted during search and cordon operation in Arwani.

JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was taken into preventive custody from his Abi Guzar office in the heart of Srinagar prior to Friday prayers.

Union minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called the killing of six police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir a "act of cowardice", PTI reported.

The authorities suspended train services between Banihal and Bandipora in view of the Arwani encounter and subsequent clashes in several south Kashmir pockets.

Local reports said that two civilians were shot dead in the army firing.

"The terrorists opened fire at the security forces after being asked to surrender".

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