Sopore, Jan 6: The wreath-laying ceremony of policemen killed in an IED blast in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was held at District Police Lines on Saturday.

The ceremony was attended by Jammu and Kashmir additional Director General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan, SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain, and SSP Sopore Harmeet Singh Mehta, besides officers from army’s 22 RR and CRPF’s 179 battalion, who paid their homage and tributes to the slain policemen.

Later, the bodies of the slain policemen were handed over to their families for last rites.

The deceased policemen were identified as ASI Irshad Ahmad of Doda, Constable Mohammad Amin of Sogam Kupwara, constable Ghulam Nabi Ahangar of Rohama Rafiabad and constable Parvaiz Ahmad of Dolipora Handwara.

The policemen were killed after militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Gole market area of Sopore today morning.