IHK bomb blast kills four Indian policemen

IHK bomb blast kills four Indian policemen

The militants detonated the remote-controlled IED when the policemen reached the scene while doing their rounds, the police officials said.

Four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were killed and two others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at a market place in Baramulla district's Sopore town Saturday, reports quoting police said.

According to a senior police official, the IED blast damaged three shops in the Gole Market in Sopopre, once a hotbed of terrorism and separatist politics.

The blast occurred on a day when at least 57 civilians were shot dead in Sopore by the paramilitary Border Security Forces (BSF) twenty five years ago in 1993.

Later in the day, Khan led a wreath-laying ceremony for the slain policemen at the District Police Lines Sopore.

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti denounced the attack and urged people to work shoulder to shoulder to break the "vortex of violence" in the State. "My deepest condolences to their families", Mehbooba tweeted.

After the blast, the government forces sealed entry and exit points of the town to nab the attackers.

"Just because they claimed responsibility don't mean that they did it".

Constable Parvaiz Ahmad is survived by aged father, wife, minor son Mohammad Noman about 03 years old, unmarried sister and three brothers.

Sources said in the backdrop of shutdown call, police personnel were deployed in sensitive localities for law and order duty. But it was not immediately known which group carried out the attack.

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