SRINAGAR — Militants today shot dead three unarmed policemen, who had gone for investigating a crime in a village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Three policemen — one head constable and two constables — were killed in a militant attack at Ashipora in Shopian district," a police officer said.
He said the slain policemen were unarmed and had gone to the village for investigating a crime when militants opened fire on them.
This is second militant attack on policemen within hours in Kashmir Valley.
Earlier in the day, ultras shot at and critically injured a police officer in Pattan area of Baramulla district.
Sub Inspector Ghulam Mustafa was shot at and injured by two pistol-borne militants in a bus which was on its way to Pattan, a police official said.
The driver of the bus drove the bus to a local police post where the cops shifted their injured colleague to hospital, he said.
In a separate incident, militants on Monday afternoon shot at and critically injured a former militant Rafeek Ahmed Dada outside a bank branch in Tral town of south Kashmir in Pulwama district. The injured was shifted to hospital in critical condition, a police officer told IANS.