Terrorists on Monday attacked a bank vehicle carrying cash on way from Nihama to Kulgam. The attack was carried out near Pombai Kakran agricultural university orchard which claimed lives of five police personnel and two bank security guards.
The weapons of security personnel have also been looted by the militants. Later, Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for Kulgam attack. The terrorist outfit also said that they decamped with 4 rifles.
The victims were killed by the attackers who dragged them out of their vehicles, south Kashmir DIG SP Pani said. The van was dispensing cash to local branches. An amount of Rs 50 lakh was looted, sources said.
The names of policemen who were killed in Kulgam attack are Bashir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Qasim, Muzafar Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad Hajam.