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Militant’s snatch cop’s rifle in Kupwara

A bump fire stock, (R), that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, U.S., October 4, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey - RC1DB6BC1560

Srinagar, July 31: Militants on Tuesday overpowered a cop and snatched his service rifle from Kandhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports said that the policeman Mohammad Ishaq of 4th IRP bn was overpowered by some militants who snatched his service rifle (INSAS) near Kandhar area of Maidanpora in Lolab.

The policeman was part of the deployment for former minister and MLA Abdul Haq Khan’s visit in the area.

A police officer confirmed the incident and termed it a “serious concern”, saying the incident is first of its kind in the frontier district.

Soon after the rifle-snatching incident, a joint team of army and SOG launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

Later Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen, owned the rifle snatching incident.

Recently, Hizb militants decamped with four service rifles of cops in South Kashmir.