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Kashmir: 66 weapons, 7,000 rounds looted post Wani’s killing

As many as 66 weapons, including 17 AK rifles, and over 7,000 rounds of ammunition have been looted by militants and mobs in Kashmir Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 last year which had triggered protests.

As per the figures of the state Home Ministry, 66 weapons--17 AK rifles, 23 SLR rifles, 14 INSAS rifles, 6 pistols, one .303 rifle, one carbine, 3 UBGL thrower and one Taser gun--were looted by militants and other suspects from mobs who attacked police stations and cops. Burhan was killed in a gunbattle with security forces which had led to widespread protests in the Valley. 

Similarly, they looted and snatched 196 magazines of various types of weapons during the period. As many as 7,012 rounds of ammunition was also looted in these incidents, the data said, adding, four BP headgears were also looted.


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