The incident took place at Hatmulla in Sangam area, around 40 km from here, On Monday  afternoon, when CRPF party was on routine duty.

The motorcycle-borne militants fired at the party killing Sub-Inspector Omkar Singh and Constable Tilak Raj on the spot, police said.

The militants escaped with their arms and ammunition which included an AK-47 and an INSAS rifle.

However, the INSAS rifle was thrown near Sangam bridge while AK-47 and ammunition was taken away by the militants, police added.

The incident was condemned by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace of the departed souls.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Working President of main Opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah also expressed condolences to the families of those killed.

"My sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of the ASI and constable of the CRPF killed in South Kashmir this afternoon," Omar tweeted.

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