Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit has claimed the Kulgam attack that left five policemen and two bank guards dead in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday.
Burhan-ud-Din, Operational spokesperson Hizbul Mujhadeen told news agency CNS that the attack was carried out by a special squad of the outfit who besides inflicting casualties also snatched four service rifles from the policemen.
He claimed that militants didn't kill the two bank employees but they were shot dead by CRPF personnel who were accompanying them.
"We didn't attack the vehicle with an intent to loot the cash. We have enough cash. We condemn the killing of two bank employees and want to clarify that they were shot dead by CRPF personnel and not by militants," Burhanuddin said adding that militants can never target innocent Kashmiris.