Militants snatch five rifles from Kashmir police post

Militants have so far snatched 28 rifles from several parts of south Kashmir since unrest began in the Valley over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:October 18, 2016 4:18 am

Militants snatched five rifles from a police post in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district late on Sunday night.

According to officials, a group of militants in Army uniform reached the Low Power Transmitter station of Doordarshan at Dalvash village in Anantnag. The gunmen overpowered the policemen on duty and decamped with five rifles and 750 rounds of ammunition.

In Pulwama district, militants attacked a minority picket at Sirnoo village, but the men on duty fired at the militants, forcing them to flee.

Militants have so far snatched 28 rifles from several parts of south Kashmir since unrest began in the Valley over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Meanwhile, 44 people were detained in a massive crackdown in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town.
At Parimpora, unidentified youths set ablaze two vehicles for defying the separatist’ strike call.