Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility on the Shopian attack which took the lives of four police officers, saying that its members along with that of Hizbul Mujahideen carried out the attack.
In a statement issued to GNS, JeM spokesman said that it was a joint attack by cadres of its outfit and that of Hizbul Mujahideen. He said that the militants also decamped with three rifles of the policemen.
Four policemen were killed after militants attacked an escort party of DSP Headquarters Shopian near Arahama in the south Kashmir district.
A police official identified the slain cops as constable Javid Ahmad Bhat (belt number 806/SPN) son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat of Panzinara HMT Srinagar, constable Muhammad Iqbal Mir (belt number 660/SPN) son of Abdul Rehman Mir of Hudur Chaman Baramulla, constable Ishfaq Ahmad Mir (belt number 763/SPN) son Muhammad Malik Mir of Rafiabad Baramulla and SPO Adil Ahmad Bhat son Manzoor Ahmad Bhat (belt number 395/SPN) of Zawoora Shopian.
A police source said the bodied were shifted to District Police Lines, Shopian.
The escort party had gone to the area to repair a police vehicle when the attack took place.