Two guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed on Monday when militants fired indiscriminately at a vehicle in Shopian to loot the money, police said.
Police said the exact amount of cash looted was yet to be ascertained.
Police said the militants fired at and critically injured the guards in Keller area of Shopian district. They later died at a hospital.
An official statement quoted Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti terming “the incident as highly unfortunate in which the officials guarding the public money were killed.”
Mehbooba said she has been all along warning of the ill effects of violence and reiterated her appeal to civil society to rise to the occasion and make the future of our youngsters safe and peaceful.
“While we strongly condemn the killing of Misra Begum who fell to #StateTerror in Handwara, we equally condemn the killing of two innocent bank guards Mushtaq Ahmad and Tariq Ahmad in South Kashmir’s Keller Area,” Hurriyat Conference( M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a tweet.