In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister spoke about Ahmed's sacrifice and said it has been a tradition of the state police force to show the highest degree of bravery.

In his condolence message to the bereaved family and the police department, Abdullah expressed grief over the killing and prayed for peace of the departed soul.

Ahmed was critically injured along with three other policemen in Chankhan locality of Sopore on Tuesday when they tried to cordon off a house on specific information that guerrillas were hiding inside.

The Hizbul Mujahideen outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

(JPN/Agencies)

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