On Friday evening, militants had ambushed a BSF convoy on a national highway in neighbouring Bijbehara town, killing three BSF personnel.
Within 24 hours there was a second attack on security forces in South Kashmir. An assistant sub-inspector and a police constable were killed when two armed militants attacked a police checkpost in Anantnag town. The militants fleed from there after that.Director General of Police K Rajendra visited Anantnag and chaired a high-level security review meeting. “Militants fired on policemen deployed near the bus station at close range. Police also opened fire on the militants. Two policemen, including an officer, were killed in the attack,” a senior police officer said.