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Attempt to loot bank foiled in Kulgam; Bank guard, 2 civilian injured

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Srinagar, July 27: A bank guard and two civilians were injured on Friday when gunmen tried to loot a bank in Kulgam district, police said.

Gunmen forced their entry into the Mohanpora 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 two civilians.

As per a police spokesman, ‘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 militants and forced them to flee from the spot. Infuriated by this, militants fired resulting in injuries to two civilians and a bank guard. No cash was looted from the bank. One civilian sustained injury on his arm while the other got injured in his leg,” the spokesman said.

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