Sopore: Four cops killed in IED blast

Lucy Bush
January 7, 2018

Asserting that Sopore Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast was the first such attack after a gap of more than two years in the Valley, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir range, Muneer Khan said security agencies will devise a way to tackle this situation. Three shops were damaged in the blast, eyewitnesses said.

The security forces launched cordon and search operation in the area after the blast but no arrests were made. But it was not immediately known which group carried out the attack.

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Last month, three Jaish e Mohammad terrorists stormed a CRPF camp, killing four soldiers. "My deepest condolences to their families", she tweeted. "The separatists had already called for a shutdown in the town", he said.

The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)-sponsored strike there.

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However, other media reports have said that a police vehicle ran over the IED, triggering the blast. "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace". The ADGP Armed Police, SA Mujtaba, the SSP Baramulla, the SSP Sopore, the CO of army's 22RR and the CO of paramilitary 179 CRPF also paid tributes to the slain policemen. They belonged to the 3rd Battalion of Indian Reserve Police (IRP). Reinforcements have also been rushed to augment the forces on ground to hunt down the militants.

The spokesperson claimed that five forces' personnel were killed and several others suffered injuries in the attack.

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