Bank guard, civilian injured, rifle snatched in separate south Kashmir attacks

Bank guard, civilian injured, rifle snatched in separate south Kashmir attacks
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Srinagar, Jul 27: A bank guard and a civilian were injured in a firing incident when some unknown gunmen forcing their entry inside a bank branch in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday.
Reports said that gunmen barged into Mohamadpora branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank with an intention to loot the cash.
However, the bank guard opened fire to prevent the bank loot attempt.
The gunmen, according to a report, opened some rounds in retaliation, resulting in injuries to two persons, including the bank guard.
Both the injured were shifted to district hospital Kulgam for treatment. “The civilian Mohd Ashraf had sustained a bullet injury in his hand. He was discharged after treatment. The bank guard has sustained a bullet injury in his leg,” said a health official.
Meanwhile, a police official said that some unidentified persons snatched a 12 bore rifle from a bank guard posted at J&K Bank’s main branch in Shopian today afternoon.
Soon after the incident, the area was cordoned off by the forces to nab the assailants, he said.
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. (GNS)