Jammu Kashmir: Militants attack minister Farooq Andrabi's home, snatch weapons from policemen

Andrabi wasn't at home when the attack occured.

Armed militants attacked the home of Jammu and Kashmir minister Farooq Andrabi in Dooru Anantnag late on Sunday night, and injured two policemen.

Andrabi wasn't at home when the attack occured. He doesn't stay in the house, but his parents do, sources said.

The two policemen suffered bullet injuries, and have been hospitalised.

The militants snatched around five rifles from the policemen present at the minister's residence. According to latest reports, the area has been cordoned off.

A contingent of police, Army, SOG, and CRPF personnel are searching for the militants.

The attack comes hours after two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter in Pulwama and days ahead of two Parliamentary by-polls that will be held in the Valley.

(With inputs from Ashraf Wani)

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