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Militants Barge Into House Of BJP Leader, Snatch Guard's Service Rifle

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters
An Indian policeman is silhouetted against the setting sun as he stands guard on the banks of river Tawi ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 23, 2012. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Thursday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Suspected militants snatched the service rifle of a policeman, posted as a personal guard of a BJP worker, from Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district.

Constable Bashir Ahmad, who is posted as personal security guard to Ghulam Mohammad Chopan of BJP, reported to police that four gunmen barged into the house of the BJP worker at Panzan in Chadoora and snatched his service rifle, a police official said.

He said police has taken cognisance of the incident and sent out an alert to track down the suspects.

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