02 May 2017

News Story: 5 Indian policemen, 2 bank guards killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 1 (Xinhua) -- At least five policemen and two bank guards were killed Monday after militants attacked a bank cash carrying vehicle in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The vehicle was attacked at village Pombai in Kulgam district, about 78 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Today we have received seven bodies in our hospital. Out of them five are of policemen and two are bank guards," Dr R D Kasana, medical superintendent at Kulgam district hospital told Xinhua over telephone. "All the bodies bore multiple bullet wounds."

"They were brought dead to the hospital," he said.

The vehicle belonged to Jammu and Kashmir Bank and policemen were send to guard it.
"We have reached the spot and are trying to collect details as how militants carried out the brutal attack," a senior police official posted in Kulgam said.

Eyewitnesses said they saw bullets holes in the vehicle, besides blood splashed inside it.

Read the full story at Xinhua