Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Police officials suspected two to three militants are present in the village.
In the attack, all the policemen were killed. This is a war and we will take it to the logical conclusion. His popularity could be the reason why there were such intense protests in south Kashmir on Friday. The army has been called out and was combing the area in search of the killers. A third policeman was injured in one of these attacks.
"There were six bullet injuries, one suffered pellet injury in the eye and there were a dozen others in the hospital", he added. However, sporadic protests were organised in some parts of Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla. While the government forces were trying to lay cordon of the village, young men hit roads and threw stones and brickbats towards policemen, apparently in a bid to help militants break through the siege. Train services between Srinagar and Banihal via Pulwama, Anantnag and Qazigund have been suspended. Two civilian youths are also reported killed.
Mohammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the martyrdom of two civilians, Naseer Ahmad and Mohammad Ashraf after forces fired on protesters in Rangreth and Arwani area of Srinagar and Islamabad town.
Militants in south Kashmir had warned policemen and officials to quit their jobs or face consequences. She said that violence and the killing of innocent would only push the state towards destruction and uncertainty rather than peace.
"I have warned against the risky consequences of violence time and again". Mattoo was trapped there for more than eight hours with two of his accomplice militants.
KNS, paid tributes to the three militants, saying "sacrifices won't go in vain and the pure blood of martyrs shall prove to be the death for India".