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Militants loot Rs 5 lakh from SBI bank

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Army patrol attacked in Shopian

Srinagar: A group of unidentified militants today robbed Rs 5.78 lakh from a bank in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

About six to eight unknown militants barged into State Bank of India (SBI) Qaimoh branch in the afternoon, a police official said.

He said the militants looted Rs 5.78 lakh in cash from the bank and fled the scene.

The police have launched a manhunt for the accused and are trying to trace the bank notes, the official added.

Meanwhile, militants attacked today an Army patrol in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

No casualties were reported.

A patrol party of Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles unit at Check-e-Cholan was fired upon by some unidentified militants, a police official said.

The area has been cordoned off, he said, adding that further details are awaited.

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