Militants snatch five rifles from policemen at Shopian court complex in Kashmir

A day after terrorists shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in cold blood in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, militants on Tuesday night snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district court complex in south Kashmir.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 03, 2017, 00:37 AM IST

Srinagar: A day after terrorists shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in cold blood in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, militants on Tuesday night snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district court complex in south Kashmir.

In the wake of the incident, an alert was sounded in the district.

The militants attacked the guard room of the court complex at around 9 pm and snatched five self-loading rifles (SLRs) from the policemen posted there.

The cops have been suspended for the alleged dereliction of duty as they offered no resistance when the militants looted their weapons, said police.

Two gunmen on Tuesday looted Rs 65,000 from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

On Monday, militants shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in an audacious attack on a cash van in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

The incident took place in Pombai village when an unspecified number of militants waylaid and targeted the cash van of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank when it was on its way to Kulgam town.

The Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

(With Agency inputs)