Militants snatch five rifles from cops in Kashmir

Rifle-snatching incidents are frequently reported from South Kashmir. In September itself, at least 16 rifles were snatched from cops by suspected militants in South Kashmir

Militants snatch five rifles from cops in Kashmir

At least five rifles were snatched from J&K Police cops by suspected militants in South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday. According to reports, suspected militants over-powered some cops guarding a minority family in Kulgam district. “The militants snatched five self-loading rifles, 250 rounds and 10 magazines from them,” police sources said.

The Tribune reported that the police claimed that before decamping with the weapons, the militants had threatened to kill two minority community members if the policemen guarding did not hand over their rifles to them.


The incident happened at Saamnu Nehama in Dam Haal Hanji Pora, Kulgam. Rifle-snatching incidents are frequently reported from South Kashmir. In September itself, at least 16 rifles were snatched from cops by suspected militants in South Kashmir.