J&K: Six militants barge into BJP leader's home, snatch AK-56 from security guard

Four Militants on Tuesday reportedly snatched an AK-47 rifle of a security guard posted with BJP leader Ghulam Mohammad Chopan in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district at around 9 am.

FP Staff June 28, 2016 14:33:47 IST
J&K: Six militants barge into BJP leader's home, snatch AK-56 from security guard

Srinagar: Six militants reportedly barged into BJP leader Ghulam Mohammad Chopan's house and snatched an AK-56 rifle from a security guard posted with the leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Tuesday and fled from the spot.

JK Six militants barge into BJP leaders home snatch AK56 from security guard

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According to DNA, initial reports stated that the incident happened in the morning around 9am when Chopan was at his home in Chandoora, Budgam district. It is around 17 kilometers from Srinagar.

Police said the militants overpowered constable Bashir Ahmad, snatched his rifle and ran away. The entire area has been alerted and all entry points to the village have been sealed, reported DNA.

"The snatching of the weapon has been reportedly done by militants who overpowered the guard. A search has been launched to trace the militants," a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar.

According to CNN News18, an alert has been sounded across the area and all entry and exit points leading to the village have been sealed. Authorities have also beefed up the security across Srinagar and south Kashmir.

The incident comes just days after militants opened fire on security personnel and a nearby CRPF camp in Pampore. Eight CRPF personnels and two militants were killed in the attack.

Also on Tuesday, a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara districts of north Kashmir.

With inputs from agencies.

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