Gunshots trigger panic in Tral

Srinagar: Panic gripped Saimoo village of the restive Tral Township in Pulwama district after joint team of police and army fired warning shots while laying a cordon around the area.

A team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police around 9:45 laid a cordon in Saimoo village of Rathusna Tral following inputs that the militants were presented in the village, witnesses said. The joint team fired several shots expecting retaliation from the militants suspected to be hiding in the village.

“However, when there was no reaction, the joint team left the village,” witnesses said, adding that the gunshots triggered panic among the locals who feared that an encounter has started.Gunshots trigger panic in Tral.

Srinagar: Panic gripped Saimoo village of the restive Tral Township in Pulwama district after joint team of police and army fired warning shots while laying a cordon around the area.

A team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police around 9:45 laid a cordon in Saimoo village of Rathusna Tral following inputs that the militants were presented in the village, witnesses said. The joint team fired several shots expecting retaliation from the militants suspected to be hiding in the village.

“However, when there was no reaction, the joint team left the village,” witnesses said, adding that the gunshots triggered panic among the locals who feared that an encounter has started.

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