Kupwara, July 31, CNS: 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.