SRINAGAR, June 16 - In yet another militant attack within three weeks, terrorists today ambushed a police party in the outskirts of Anantnag district of south Kashmir and killed six policemen, including a station house officer of Achabal area.
In a barbaric act, the terrorists shot at the policemen with their assault rifles after overpowering them. The policemen who retaliated bravely, however, could not break the trap laid by the terrorists. The terrorists first overpowered them, then fatally shot them in their faces from close range and escaped with their weapons.
The incident took place this evening when Feroz Ahmed, a 2010 batch sub-inspector, was on his way to the police station at Achabal after completing his duty in Anantnag.
The militants had laid an ambush on Anantnag-Achabal road near Kulgad village and fired at the police party. The police were not travelling in a bullet-proof vehicle.
All the six policemen, including Ahmed, died on the spot, senior police officials said. Army has been called out to undertake a combing operation in the area. � PTI