JKB Loot Bid Foiled In Kulgam, 2 Injured  


SRINAGAR —  A bank guard and a civilian were injured on Friday when gunmen tried to loot a bank in Kulgam district, police said.

Gunmen forced their entry into the Mohamadpora branch of J&K Bank in Kulgam district with an intention to loot the bank, according to the police.

“The alert bank guard fired to foil the robbery. Gunmen also fired back, resulting in injury to the guard and a civilian.”

The injured guard and civilian were shifted to hospital where doctors said their condition is out of danger.

Police version

People in Mohanpora area of District Kulgam today foiled looting of a bank by militants in the area, a police spokesman in a statement issued here said.

“In the afternoon, militants barged inside a branch of J&K Bank at Mohanpora in district Kulgam with the intention to loot the bank. However, people resisted the attempt of the terrorists and forced them to flee from the spot. Infuriated by this, militants fired resulting in injuries to two civilians and a bank guard,” the spokesman said, adding that no cash was looted from the bank.

“One civilian sustained the injury on his arm while the other got injured in his leg”.

They were subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Soon Police reached the spot and initiated investigation in the instant matter, the spokesman added.


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