Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid on Saturday blamed the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group for ambushing a police jeep a day before, which claimed the lives of six policemen, in the Anantnag district and assured that ‘action will be taken and justice will be given‘.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley earlier in the day took to Twitter to condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack.
Killing of six policemen by terrorists in #Achabal is a cowardice act. My condolences to the bereaved families. Salute to martyrs.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) June 17, 2017
On June 16, a troop of 90 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Special Operation Group (SOG) and Rashtriya Rifles had recovered dead bodies of three terrorists, including (LeT) commander Junaid Mattoo, killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in the Arwani village of south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area.
Nisar Ahmed, along with Matto, was also killed.
Along with the bodies, arms and ammunition, including two AK 47, six magazines and two pouches were also recovered by the security forces on Saturday morning.