Six policemen, including sub-inspector, killed in militant ambush in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir

Earlier today, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Firoz Dar, one of the six policemen killed in militant ambush in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir

Six policemen, including a Sub-Inspector, were killed as militants ambushed a police party in Achabal in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. SHO Firoz Dar, a resident of Pulwama, was among the casualties as he fell to indiscriminate firing from militants.

Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI that a driver and four other policemen who were on a routine round in jeep were targeted by the militants.

Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba is believed to be behind the attack, a senior police official told the news agency, adding they wanted to take revenge of the Kulgam encounter in which their local commander Junaid Mattoo was killed by security forces. The bodies of Mattoo and two other terrorists have not been recovered so far.  Local combing operations are going on.

The Valley has been prone to heavy infiltration of militants from across the Pakistan side of the Line of Control in recent months. Earlier this month, the army said while 22 infiltration bids were foiled by security forces along the LoC this year, 38 militants were neutralised. “The relentless operations by the security forces have defeated the desperate attempts by Pakistan and its agents to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan,” an army official had then said.

In 2015, 28 infiltration attempts had taken while compared to a total of 88 such attempts last year. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre had earlier said in Parliament that a total of 116 illegal trespassing cases along the India-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir were reported in 2015 and 2016, including 88 last year. A total of 59 Army personnel have lost their lives in counter-terror operations in J&K since 2016.

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      Prof. Ghosh
      Jun 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm
      Dar is the hero of the whole Indian nation. A brave man and a great Indian nationalist he also carried the noble Kashmiri Brahmin genes. We must avenge his murder and also see his families needs are taken care of. All of India is with him.
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        madhusudan Bangalore
        Jun 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm
        NC, Separatists, and Congress leaders are solely responsible for present large-scale violence in J K since these corrupt and anti-national leaders have utilized this state for grazing purposes only and looted all resources of the state in last 70 years leaving people in acute poverty and serious unemployment. These leaders are living in foreign heavens with looted money and are enjoying luxurious life by looting all resources of the valley while people are forced to live in serious distress and poverty. This fact is well known to people of the state who should act decisively by boycotting, stoning and punishing them who are responsible for present unemployment, acute poverty, and backwardness all over the state.Why the present PDP govt is sitting idle and is not ARRESTING SEIZING ASSETS of all corrupt anti-national leaders who are responsible for acute poverty, and backwardness of J K?
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          madhusudan Bangalore
          Jun 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm
          NC, Separatists, and Congress leaders are solely responsible for present large-scale violence in J K since these corrupt and anti-national leaders have utilized this state for grazing purposes only and looted all resources of the state in last 70 years leaving people in acute poverty and serious unemployment. These leaders are living in foreign heavens with looted money and are enjoying luxurious life by looting all resources of the valley while people are forced to live in serious distress and poverty. This fact is well known to people of the state who should act decisively by boycotting, stoning and punishing them who are responsible for present unemployment, acute poverty, and backwardness all over the state.Why the present PDP govt is sitting idle and is not ARRESTING SEIZING ASSETS of all corrupt anti-national leaders who are responsible for acute poverty, and backwardness of J K?
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            choozpamuzzi
            Jun 17, 2017 at 9:52 am
            Kill all the kasmiri muslims who are against the Hindus and sovereignty of India.....
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              G.Ranga Chary
              Jun 17, 2017 at 6:40 am
              It is unfortunate that despite Governments at J K and New Delhi claim that things are being brought under control, reality seems to be otherwise. If day after day new sections of the Society are joining and parti ting in all sorts of protests in J K State, it only shows, the failure of local government there. President Rule is needed there.
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                l s
                Jun 17, 2017 at 5:40 am
                This community needs to be kicked out of each and every country. It has started in some western nations. The time has come to stop each and every community member from entering other countries, because they cannot change their criminal and murderous mentality. Let these communities live in a den of their own, far away from other humanity. Kick them out from each and every country.
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                  Young.brahmin
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 4:35 am
                  My heart goes to those Muslims and their families. They all sacrificed their breadwinners just same my big fat brahmin a s s. They died so that I can live to become a CEO of a company recommended by exactly those who made them to sacrifice. I am a happy brahmin a s s o l e.
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