Hizb owns Kupwara rifle snatching incident


Kupwara: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has owned the rifle snatching incident that occurred in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

Hizb Operational Spokesperson Burhanuddin told news agency CNS over phone that a group of militants from the outfit after overpowering a policeman snatched his rifle in  Kupwara.

The spokesperson said that militants managed to reach at their destination along with the service rifle after the incident.

Pertinently, a policeman identified as Muhammad Ishaq of 4th Battalion of Indian Reserve Police was overpowered by a group of militants near Kandhar area of Kuligam in Lolab Valley. The militants fled from the spot along with the service rifle of the cop.

A couple of days back, the same Hizb outfit decamped with four service rifles of cops in South Kashmir. (CNS)