Three J&K policemen were abducted on Thursday night and killed hours later by militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Their bodies were recovered on Friday morning. A fourth person, brother of a policeman, who had also been abducted was, however, released on Friday morning. The kidnappings took place in Kapran village. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility. But terror group, Hizbul Mujahideen, had recently delivered what it had called was the “final warning” to the special police officers, to quit by September 19.
In recent times, militants have targeted policemen. Last week, suspected militants killed a 45-year-old army man, who was home to mourn the death of his teenage son in Kulgam. Last month, 11 members of police families were abducted but later released unharmed. In June, Army soldier Aurangzeb was abducted from a private vehicle when he was going home for Eid in Shopian. His body was recovered from a Pulwama village.