Update: LashkareTaiba owns responsibility for attack on police party in Achchabal.
Srinagar: Six policemen, including a Sub-Inspector, were killed at Achabal in Anantnag district of South Kashmir after terrorists ambushed a police party on Friday.
The Station House Officer identified as Sub Inspector Feroz, a resident of Pulwama, fell victim to indiscriminate firing from militants, senior police officials said.
They said besides the fatalities, some other policemen sustained serious bullet injuries and were rushed to nearby hospital. Army has been moved out and was combing the area, they said.
Earlier in the day, an encounter ensued between militants and security forces in Kulgam. Two top Lashkar militants and two civilians were killed.