An alert guard today foiled an attempt by unidentified miscreants to loot a Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official said.
They said a group of unidentified miscreants entered the JKB at Wanpora in Pulwama district. Before they could attempt the robbery, the security guard of the bank opened fire, following which the miscreants escaped.
Senior police and security force officials reached the spot and launched a hunt to nab the miscreants. The number of banks looting incidents have witnessed an increase during the past about six months, during which the miscreants have taken away lakhs of rupees in south Kashmir.