Police on Monday said that three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants, including a resident of Souch village, carried out the deadly Kulgam attack that left five policemen and two bank guards dead.
A spokesman identified one of the militants as Umar Majid of Souch village.
The policemen who died in the attack were identified as ASI Bashir Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Gani Dar, resident of Bonigam, Qazigund; SGct. Farooq Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Aziz Bhat, resident of Nehama, D.H Pora; Sgct Mohammad Qasim, son of Abdul Bohu Khan, resident of Awoora, Trehgam, Kupwara; Ct. Muzffer Ahmad, son of Gul Mohammad Bhat resident of Y.K Pora, Qazigund; Ct. Ishfaq Ahmad Hajam son of Abdul Ahad Hajam resident of Zakoora, Batpora, Srinagar.
Two security guards of J&K Bank killed in the attack were identified as Javaid Ahmad Bhat resident of Vessu, Batpora Kulgam, and Muzaffer Ahmad Laway resident of Larnoo, D.H Pora, Kulgam, said the spokesman.
He said a wreath-laying ceremony at District Police Lines Kulgam to pay homage to the slain cops.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by Inspector General of Police SJM Gillani.