SRINAGAR -- Militants attacked a cash van and shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, police said.
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The incident took place in Pombai village when an unspecified number of militants targeted the cash van of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank.
"Militants fired at the van occupants," a police officer said. The attackers escaped with the rifles of the slain policemen.
Senior police and paramilitary officers rushed to the spot. Security forces launched a hunt for the killers.
The cash van had deposited cash in the Neehama village branch of the bank and was returning to Kulgam town when it came under attack.
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