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Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from bank in Kashmir’s Pulwama

“They looted around Rs 11 lakh at gunpoint from the cash counter. A manhunt has been launched to nab the robbers,” a police officer said

india Updated: Dec 15, 2016 14:57 IST
Bundles of Rs 2000 notes.
Bundles of Rs 2000 notes.(PTI Photo/ Representative image)

Gunmen looted Rs 11 lakh from a bank in the Kashmir valley on Thursday, authorities said, exactly a week after another bank was looted in the area.

Police said four gunmen entered the Ratnipora branch of the J-K Bank Ltd in Pulwama and decamped with the money.

“They looted around Rs 11 lakh at gunpoint from the cash counter. A manhunt has been launched to nab the robbers,” a police officer said.

Last Thursday, unidentified gunmen targeted a branch of the state-run Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Arihal in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and looted Rs 13.38 lakh.

This is the fourth bank robbery in the valley in the last five months.

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