J&K: 6 cops killed in ambush by terrorists

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Separately on Friday, a soldier was killed when Pakistani soldiers fired at Indian posts in southern Naushera along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, an Indian Army spokesperson said.

The two bodies which were fished out, other than that of 24-year-old Matto alias "Jana", were of 18-year-old Adil Mushtaq Mir alias "Nana" and 20-year-old Nisar Ahmad Wani.

Protests against Indian rule followed by clashes were also reported in other areas of the region.

"This evening militants attacked a police vehicle near Achabal here, killing six policemen including their officer on spot", a police official told Xinhua.

In what is seen as a revenge by terrorists, a police party was ambushed in the outskirts of Anantnag district of South Kashmir and six policemen were killed. The militant organization Lashkar-e-Toiba claimed responsibility of the one of the deadliest attacks on the police in recent times.

The slain policemen identified as Feroz Ahmed Dar son of Ab Raheem Dar resident of Dogripora, Awantipora, Pulwama at present Sangam Bijbehara. Clashes between forces and protesters erupted in Pampore, a small to town on the outskirts of Srinagar city towards the south.

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The attack took place within hours of the killing of a top LeT militant, Junaid Mattoo, elsewhere in Anantnag district. Two civilians, including a teenage boy, were also killed in the shootout triggering a chain of protest demonstration across the Valley. The injured were shifted to hospital.

The terrorists on Thursday fired on a police patrol party on the Srinagar airport road injuring two policemen, who were deployed on area domination duty.

Two cops were injured in the attack and were rushed to 92 Base Hospital of the Army.

The DGP termed the constable's killing as "murder of humanity and Kashmiriyat".

The authorities suspended train services between Banihal and Bandipora in view of the Arwani encounter and subsequent clashes in several south Kashmir pockets.