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Militants snatch rifles from police officials in Kashmir’s Shopian

All the five policemen were suspended for the alleged dereliction of duty as they offered no resistance when the militants looted their weapons.

india Updated: May 05, 2017 19:41 IST
Following the snatching incident, an alert was sounded in Shopian district.
Following the snatching incident, an alert was sounded in Shopian district.(AFP file for representation)

Militants on Tuesday night snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district court complex in south Kashmir, the police said.

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

All the five policemen were suspended for the alleged dereliction of duty as they offered no resistance when the militants looted their weapons, they said.

Following the snatching incident, an alert was sounded in the district.

The incident comes a day after militants gunned down seven persons, including five policemen, who were accompanying a district treasury van in adjoining Kulgam district.

Police believe that the same group of terrorists were involved in both the incidents.