Militants struck at the police picket guarding the district court complex at Pulwama when people from across Kashmir, including the policemen posted in the guard room, were observing Lailatul Qadr, the night of power.
In a rare development, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the slain personnel when their bodies reached their native villages in north Kashmir.
The killing of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Lolab in Kupwara district, was widely mourned as thousands thronged to attend his funeral procession.
In another incident,militants hurled a grenade on CRPF personnel at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag district in the wee hours.
At least 10 CRPF personnel were injured in the attack, police said.
The injured were admitted to a hospital for treatment where their condition is stated to be stable, a police officer said.
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