Srinagar, Dec 11: Three Jammu and Kashmir Police officials were killed on Tuesday in Shopian district in a militant attack, police said, in which four service rifles were also stolen.
The militants attacked a police picket in Zainpora village that was set up to protect members of the minority community.
Police said three policemen were killed on the spot while a fourth policeman died while being shifted to hospital.
The militants escaped with four rifles of the policemen.
A manhunt was launched after the attack to trace the assailants.
The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.