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India: Militants attack residence of ruling party's leader in Kashmir, flee with four rifles

Following the attack, an alert was reported sounded in south Kashmir area to trace the militants, an official said. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

Srinagar Sep 19, 2016, 03.08 AM (IST)
About six to eight militants on Sunday attacked the guard post at the residence of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling People's Democratic Party's (PDP) district president and snatched weapons of police personnel, Indian news agency PTI reported. 

Unidentified militants perpetrated the attack in the northern state at the residence of advocate Jawed Ahmed Sheikh, district president of PDP at Dayalgam in Anantnag at around 9.30 PM and snatched four AK rifles (also known as the Kalashnikov) from the security personnel, a police official was quoted as saying. 

It's pertinent to mention that PDP is ruling the northernmost state in coalition with India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

Following the attack, an alert was reported sounded in south Kashmir area to trace the militants, he said.

The police official also confirmed to the news agency that this is the fifth such incident of weapon snatching in the Valley after Kashmir Valley was gripped with unrest following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. 

The attack was reported on the same day when an Indian Army base was attacked in the Uri area  of Kashmir leaving at least 17 soldiers dead. 

(WION with inputs from PTI) 
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