Bank Robbery Bid Foiled In J&K’s Anantnag, 1 Militant Arrested

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Srinagar: Security forces foiled an attempt by militants to rob a bank in Anantnag district of Kashmir and arrested one ultra on Friday, police said here.

Two armed men entered into a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank on the Tehsil office premises in Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag this afternoon.

Security personnel deployed there tried to apprehend the militants, but they opened fire, a police official said.

He said a CRPF head constable sustained bullet injury in his right hand. One of the militants, who was carrying a weapon, managed to escape.

The injured CRPF personnel has been identified as Head Constable Koushal Kumar of 40 Battalion F. Company and has been shifted to the nearby hospital.

However, his accomplice was apprehended by police and CRPF personnel, the official said, adding he has been identified as Muneeb Ahmad Malla, a resident of Reshipora in Shopian district.

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