Srinagar: Militants in the afternoon hours today fired indiscriminately upon a police party at Arhama in district Shopian.
In this incident four cops sustained gunshot wounds and were evacuated to nearby hospital for medical attention. However, all the four injured policemen succumbed to their injuries, police said.
The killed policemen were identified as Constable Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Constable Javaid Ahmad Bhat, Constable Mohammad Iqbal Mir and SPO Adil Manzoor Bhat.
Police has registered a case and initiated investigations in the instant matter.
Meanwhile, a wreath laying ceremony was held today at District Police Lines Shopian for the policemen.
Civil & Police Officers led by Director General of Police J&K S.P Vaid laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the martyr who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
Among others who paid floral tributes include IGP Kashmir Shri S.P Pani, DIG SKR, DC Shopian, ASP Shopian and other officers and jawans.