PULWAMA: A weapon snatching bid was foiled in Pulwama town on Sunday when suspected militants attacked the police guard at the house of National Conference leader Abdul Rashid Nengroo.
Two to three militants attacked and tried to snatch the service rifle of the police guard posted at the house of Nengroo, near District Hospital Pulwama, sources told Kashmir Reader.
The sentry fired some gunshots in the air that scared away the attackers..They fled from the spot after firing a few pistol shots.
SSP Pulwama Mohammad Asalam confirmed the incident to Kashmir Reader and said no loss of life or injury took place.
Soon after the attack, government forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers, local sources said.