Srinagar, April 22 : Armed robbers looted Rs 6 lakhs from a branch of the J&K Bank in Baramulla district on Thursday, police said.

Police sources said armed robbers targeted the Sherabad Khour branch of J&K Bank in Pattan tehsil of Baramulla.

"The bank guard sustained an injury on his hand during a scuffle with the robbers.

"Initial reports indicate they have looted Rs 6 lakh from the bank before escaping in a car. They also decamped with the 12 bore gun of the bank guard," a source said.

An alert has been sounded to hunt down the robbers, and police has reached the spot to ascertain facts, the sources added.

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