17 June 2017

News Story: 6 policemen killed in militant attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 16 (Xinhua) -- At least six policemen including an officer were killed Friday in a militant attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The police party was attacked at Thajiwara - Achabal village in Anantnag district, about 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"This evening a police party led by station house officer Achabal was ambushed by militants near Thajiwara village which resulted in killing of five policemen on spot," a police official posted at police control room Ananatnag told Xinhua. "The officer along with his men was returning from Anantnag when his vehicle came under attack."

The attack created panic in the area.

Local media reports said militants have looted weapons from the policemen.

Read the full story at Xinhua