The IED blast killed 4 cops. (Representative Image)Creative Commons

At least four policemen were killed and two others were seriously injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast by terrorists in Sopore in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The terror attack has been claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), one of the most notorious militant outfits in J&K.

"The IED was planted beneath a shop," Greater Kashmir quoted an unidentified official as saying.

However, other media reports have said that a police vehicle ran over the IED, triggering the blast. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway.

The cops belonged to the 3rd Battalion of Indian Reserve Police (IRP).

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the deaths of the cops.

"Pained to hear that four policeman have been killed in an IED explosion in Sopore. My deepest condolences to their families, [sic]" she said on Twitter.