Achabal ambush: Militants disfigured faces of J-K policemen, walked away with weapons

Senior police officials told PTI that Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashker-e-Taiba is suspected to be behind the attack.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2017 1:36 am
jammu kashmir, policemen killed, anantnag, policemen killed in anantnag, militant attack kashmir, kashmir news, jammu kashmir attack, jammu kashmir police Senior police official from across south Kashmir attended the wreath laying ceremony of policemen killed in a deadly militant attack in Anantnag. (Express Photo)

The militants who attacked the police party at Anantnag’s Achabal town disfigured the face of the six policemen killed in the ambush, reported PTI. Police also claimed the militants walked away with their weapons after the targeting the cops. A sub-inspector, identified as Pulwama-resident Feroz, a driver and four other policemen, who were on a routine round, were killed in the ambush, Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI in Srinagar.

The militants started indiscriminate firing at the police party using their assault rifles. PTI reported the militants fatally shot the officers in their faces from close range after overpowering them. The police were not travelling in a bullet proof vehicle.

Senior police officials told PTI that Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashker-e-Taiba is suspected to be behind the attack. The source added that the militants may have wanted to take revenge of the Kulgam encounter in which their local commander Junaid Mattoo was killed by security forces.

Opposition parties were quick to react to the incident. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah blamed the PDP-BJP government for the crisis. “It seems that South Kashmir is slipping everyday from the hands of the state government. I hope somebody in New Delhi wakes up now,” said the former chief minister.

Adding that it was a “sad incident,” State Congress chief G A Mir said: “It shows that the state government has completely failed in controlling the situation. I wonder when will the Union Home Ministry wake up.”

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    Critical
    Jun 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    DISGUSTING, SHAMEFUL AND COWARDLY ACT OF NEIGHBOUR. More disconcerting is the report "National Conference leader Omar Abdullah blamed the PDP-BJP government for the crisis. “It seems that South Kashmir is slipping everyday from the hands of the state government. I hope somebody in New Delhi wakes up now,” said the former chief minister". IMBECILE IRRESPONSIBLE. Does he not know the evil machinations of the evil neighbour. He, his father and g father are directly responsible for non-development and electrol frauds. Add to this State Congress chief G A Mir said: “It shows that the state government has completely failed in controlling the situation. I wonder when will the Union Home Ministry wake up.” IRRESPONSIBLE as a national party and knowing the threats from the enemy country.
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      Nirav
      Jun 17, 2017 at 6:22 am
      Rajnath me kadi ninda nahin ki abhi tak....police unke under mein aati hai
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        Nirav
        Jun 17, 2017 at 6:21 am
        Modiji kidhar hai ? USA ya UK ? Kum see Kum ek full time defence minister to de do sirji...
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          Kannadiga
          Jun 17, 2017 at 4:30 am
          There is a video in which an army fellow is stabbing the face of a dead man multiple times. Perverts!
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            Modi.Ki.Jai
            Jun 17, 2017 at 4:26 am
            It is Only the face of the scoundrel who planted this news is being disfigured. Please reveal yourselves you dumb pea brain.
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              ck
              Jun 17, 2017 at 3:42 am
              How it can be possible unless they have more safe time, more over if they would have benefit for this. But in this incident both the thing seem to be unconcerned and ineffective.
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                Tanma
                Jun 17, 2017 at 3:37 am
                Muslim players in CT 2017 thank Allah and Mohamed after wins (but not after losses). It is insulting to Brits who have been killed by Muslims saying this is for Mohamed and Allah recently.
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                  Prateik
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 3:05 am
                  Indic pigs are so ruthless that they mutilated the body and blamed it on attackers to whip up emotions and so called patriotism. FK U.
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