JAMMU: Unidentified militants on Sunday night snatched weapons of police personnel guarding the residence of ruling People’s Democratic Party’s district President from Anantnag, police said.
Six to eight militants attacked the guard post at the residence of Advocate Jawed Ahmed Sheikh, district President of PDP at Dayalgam, at around 9.30 PM and snatched four AK rifles from the security personnel, a police official said.
An alert has been sounded in south Kashmir area to trace the militants, he said, adding, this is the fifth incident of weapon snatching from police personnel in Kashmir since the ongoing unrest in the Valley.
The incident happened on a day in which four terrorists attacked an army camp close to headquarters. At least 17 soldiers lost their lives and 19 others injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district. All four terrorists have been killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed.