Update at 12:41 AM:
Update at 12:41 AM: India salutes Shopian bravehearts
Update at 11:31 AM: Kashmir Police condemn this inhuman act and assure that all the culprits will face the law.
Update at 11:20 AM:
Update at 10:19 AM: Three abducted cops martyred in Shopian district, Jammu and Kashmir
The terrorists abducted three policemen and relative of another official from Kapren area of Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday night. As per reports 8-10 militants barged into the houses and carried out the kidnappings. Those abducted were identified as:
However, the brother of Fayaz Ahmed Bhat who was previously abducted has been set free by the terrorists. Meanwhile, an encounter has been launched by Security Forces in Bandipora. As per sources, two terrorists have been gunned down and a manhunt has been launched.
Earlier in August, Terrorists abducted family members of police personnel in South Kashmir after NIA arrested son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin. The abductions were carried out after the terrorists raided houses of many policemen in the Kashmir Valley. The abductions were carried out from three districts namely Kulgam, Anantnag and Pulwama of South Kashmir. A High Alert was sounded in the state of Jammu and Kashmir following the abduction.
The family members appealed to the kidnappers to release their son.
"We are appealing to you with our hand folded, please leave him. See our condition. Leave him for God sake. We apologise to you for everything in case any mistake has been done from our side. For God sake leave our son", the mother of the child appealed to the terrorists.
Within 24 hours, the terrorists abducted three civilians from Pulwama district. One victim was identified as Nasir Ahmad Mir, a resident of Midoora village while the other named Mohd. Shafi Mir is the brother of policeman Nazir Ahmad Mir.
Two more relatives of police personnel from Arwani Bijbhera of Anantnag district were kidnapped. One of them is the son of Policeman Mohd. Maqbool Bhat while the other is the brother of Inspector Nazir Ahmad Sankar. Gowher Ahmad Malik brother of Deputy superintendent Aijaz was kidnapped from Kulgam.