Kashmir: Militants throw TV tower guards

Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 15, 2016. Curfew imposed in the disputed Himalayan region continued for the seventh straight day to check anti-India violence following the recent killing of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir's largest rebel group. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

The police said the militants attacked the guards posted at a Low Power Transmitter station of public service broadcaster Doordarshan in Dalvash village late Sunday night. They took away five service rifles.

“Senior officers from police reached the spot to assess the situation,” sources said, adding that an alert has been sounded and all the entry and exit points leading to Dooru village were sealed.

Massive searches were launched to locate the gunmen and the weapons.

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“A hunt has been launched to nab the suspected rebels,” sources added.

The men snatched one Insas and carbine rifle each, and three self-loading rifles. The tower police guards were taken into custody.

Security forces have been put on an alert in entire south Kashmir to track down the militants who decamped with the rifles.

In another incident, militants opened fire on a police post guarding a minority community in Sirnoo area of Pulwama district late last night, the official said.

He said the police personnel retaliated forcing the ultras to flee from the spot.

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