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Four policemen killed in ambush by militants in Kashmir

April 26, 2013 19:42 IST

Four policemen were killed in a militant ambush at Haigam, located close to Sopore town, in north Kashmir on Friday afternoon.

A senior police officer said militants fired indiscriminately at a police vehicle at Haigam killing all four policemen -- a head constable, two special police officers and the driver -- on the spot.

"The militants fired at the vehicle indiscriminately killing all the four policemen of a local police post on the spot," the officer said.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot immediately along with reinforcements.

“Searches are now being conducted in the area," he added.

The ambush of the police personnel follows the fidayeen attack in March on the Central Reserve Police Force in Bemina and an ambush on a Border Security Force vehicle at Nowgam in Srinagar.

The killing of the cops also follows the busting of a Lashkar-e-Tayiba module in Sopore recently, in which a top commander of the outfit was arrested and another killed.

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar