Arun Jaitley: Killing of six cops by terrorists in Kashmir an act of 'cowardice'

New Delhi: Defence minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday that the killing of six policemen in a terrorist ambush in Kashmir was an act of 'cowardice'.

PTI June 17, 2017 14:54:28 IST
Arun Jaitley: Killing of six cops by terrorists in Kashmir an act of 'cowardice'

New Delhi: Defence minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday that the killing of six policemen in a terrorist ambush in Kashmir was an act of "cowardice".

A group of militants, believed to be from Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-taiba, ambushed a police party at Achabal in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, killing six policemen.

They also disfigured the faces of the policemen before walking away with their weapons.

A sub-inspector, identified as Pulwama-resident Feroz Ahmed Dar, a driver and four other policemen, who were on a routine round in their jeep, died in the attack.

"Killing of six policemen by terrorists in #Achabal is a cowardice act. My condolences to the bereaved families. Salute to martyrs," Jaitley tweeted.

It is believed that the militants wanted to take revenge for the Arwani encounter in which their local commander, Junaid Mattoo, was killed.

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