Srinagar: Three policemen were killed
tonight when heavily-armed militants opened fire on them in
Sopore town of north Kashmir`s Baramulla district, 55km from
Terrorists carried out the attack on the house of
Mohammad Abdullah, a separatist leader belonging to Shabir
Shah`s Democratic Freedom Party at R M Pura area of the town,
police sources said.
The securitymen at the house returned the fire,
triggering a gunbattle in which three policemen were killed
while the terrorists, suspected to be of Pakistan-based
Lashker-e-Taiba, managed to escape from the spot.
Police reinforcements have been sent to the spot to
launch combing operations.
Earlier in the day, militants also attacked police
personnel posted at the State Bank of India branch in Sopore.
No one was, however, injured in the attack.
Later, militants also opened fire at a police post in a
nearby locality but there was no casualty.