06/04/2015 2:45 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

J&K: Militants Shoot Down 3 Unarmed Policemen In Shopian

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HAURD SHOORA, KASHMIR, INDIA - APRIL 02: An Indian policeman looks toward the gunbattle site where suspected militants killed an Indian policeman and an Indian army soldier on April 02, 2015 in Haurd Shoora 35 km (20miles) north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The militants escaped after the killings at Harud Shoora in north Kashmir's Varmul district. The gunfight continued for a brief moment which was followed by a lull. Later after carrying the combing operation, the joint team was unable to find the militants who were believed to have escaped from the site, police said. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

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.

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