Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility of Kulgam cash van attack

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 1 (ANI): Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen on Monday claimed the responsibility of Kulgam cash van attack, in which five policemen and two bank employees were killed.

However, Burhanuddin, the operational spokesperson of the terrorist outfit said that the militants didn't kill the two bank employees, and they were instead shot dead by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were accompanying them.

"We didn't attack the vehicle with intent to loot the cash. We have enough cash. We condemn the killing of two bank employees and want to clarify that they were shot dead by CRPF personnel and not by militants," Burhanuddin said, adding that militants could never target innocent Kashmiris.

The militants earlier in the day opened fire at a cash delivery van of a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam, killing five police constables and two bank officials.

The terrorists attacked the van when it was returning after dispensing cash to local bank branches.

As per the reports, the deceased policemen were identified as assistant sub inspector Mohd. Yousaf, Farooq Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad, Mohammad Qasim and Muzaffar Ahmad.

The two security guards killed were Javeed Reshi and Muzaffar Ahmed Laway. (ANI)