The incident took place in Anantnag’s Thajiwara Achabal area.
Separate clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 10 people – five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected rebels – authorities said on Friday, as violence in the troubled region continues to spike.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley condemn Anantnag terrorist attack which left six policemen killed. Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba has claimed responsibility for the attack, police said, adding it seems they wanted to take revenge of the Arwani encounter in which their local commander Junaid Mattoo is believed to have died. “He was also involved in the killing of an ASI and constable near Anantnag bus stand previous year”.
Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said restrictions were imposed in the areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal to maintain law and order. The government forces have launched massive cordon and search operation in Achabal area.
Even as this war of words goes on with one acerbic political attack after another, not one politician had the time to visit the families of the policemen killed in the attack or offer some solace.
Earlier today, two terrorists were killed in a similar encounter in Kulgam district by security forces.
Large deployments were made in all sensitive locations in Srinagar and parts of south Kashmir.
Addressing mourners at Kulgam and Pampore through telephone, Geelani paid tributes to the militants and civilians killed during Arwani gunfight, a statement issued by Hurriyat Conference said. Traffic remained off the roads and train services in south Kashmir were suspended.
Meanwhile, the joint separatist leadership has called for complete shutdown in the Valley on Saturday against the killing of two civilians. The clashes turned ugly after forces fired pellets and bullets killing two youth and injuring dozens badly.
Mufti said she has been warning of the risky consequences of violence time and again and appealed the civil society to rise to the occasion to make the future of JK’s younger generation peaceful.