Six killed by militants during cash van heist in south Kahsmir

Six killed by militants during cash van heist in south Kahsmir

Six killed by militants during cash van heist in south Kahsmir

Sources said a group of heavily armed militants had laid a naka near Pombai village of Kulgam and as soon the bank cash van reached the spoter at aroind 4.25 pm, it was stopped. The attack place when it was returning to Kulgam town after depositing cash in the Neehama village branch of the bank. Suspected militants have been blamed for the attacks. A Hizbul spokesman, calling himself as Burhan-ud-Din, made the claim over telephone to a local news agency. Doctors at District hospital Kulgam told Mirror that all the seven persons were declared brought dead.

The valley has been roiled by violence in recent months, with security forces opening fire on stone-throwing protesters.

Two security guards working with J&K Bank were identified as Javaid Ahmad Bhat resident of Vessu, Batpora Kulgam, and Muzaffer Ahmad Laway resident of Larnoo, D.H Pora, Kulgam.

Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range S.P. Pani said a massive manhunt had been launched for the killers. We have enough cash.

Last week police said they foiled a bank raid in the southern district of Anantnag by two men who opened fire on paramilitary guards. He said that militants also looted four rifles.

On December 15, militants had looted around Rs 11 lakh from a branch of J&K Bank in Pulwama district.

The terrorists attack a van dispensing cash to state run Jammu and Kashmir bank.

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