Militants snatch rifle from policeman guarding shrine

SRINAGAR: Militants tonight snatched the service rifle of a policemen guarding a shrine in downtown Srinagar before fleeing the spot.

Constable Sajad Ahmad was on guard duty at Khanqah e Moalla in Maharaj Gunj area of the city.

Besides his INSAS rifle, the militants, three to four in number, took away a magazine along with 20 rounds.

The police has launched a hunt for them, the official added. (AGENCIES)