Four policemen, guarding a minority pocket in Shopian district in south Kashmir, were shot dead allegedly by terrorists Tuesday, officials said.
The incident took place at Zainpora when the terrorists entered into a guard room where four police personnel were present, they said.
The deceased persons were identified as Abdul Majid, Manzoor Ahmed and Mohammed Amin.
The fourth policeman, who was critically injured, was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, ANI reported.
The terrorists also walked away with weapons of the policemen, they said, adding that all people from the minority community were safe.
The Congress and the NC condemned the militant attack on a police post.
"I strongly condemn the attack on the police post in Shopian and condole the deaths of three police personnel in the line of duty," former chief minister Omar Abdullah said. The Congress too expressed shock over the attack.
"The killings or violence has neither served any purpose nor will benefit anyone, rather such type of dastardly acts will have serious implications on the society, besides vitiating the peace," a spokesman of the Pradesh Congress Committee said in a statement.
On Sunday, three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including one of the youngest ultras in Kashmir, were killed in an 18-hour gunfight with security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar.
A soldier and three civilians were also injured during the encounter. The slain militants were identified as Mudasir Rashid Parray and Saqib Bilal Sheikh -- both residents of the Hajin area in Bandipora district -- and from the evidence collected, one militant was learnt to be a Pakistani, identified as Ali.
Parray was reportedly 14 years of age and one of the youngest militants killed in the valley. His gun-wielding picture had surfaced on the social media earlier this week, after he had gone missing from his house in August.
However, the police said Parray's age could not be confirmed.
With PTI inputs
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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2018 17:13:28 IST