Anantnag: Militants fired at a police vehicle in Qazigund area of Anantnag, along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, on Friday noon. Nobody was injured in the shootout.
According to reports, militants opened fire at a police vehicle, bearing number JK01P-8963, in Bongam village of Qazigund town at about 11:45am.
“The militants fired multiple rounds at the police vehicle but nobody was injured, fortunately,” a senior police official told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the militants fled soon after the firing. The area was cordoned off soon after, and efforts were made to try and nab the attackers.
Meanwhile, policemen guarding the District Police Lines (DPL) Awantipora opened fire in the wee hours after suspecting some movement around the DPL complex.
“At about 3:30am today the sentry found some suspicious movement in the orchards located behind the DPL. He fired some precautionary shots in the air,” SP Awantipora Zahid Malik said.
A police post was fired at by militants in main town Anantnag late Friday evening.
There was no injury to anybody in the firing.
According to reports, the police post at Bus Stand Anantnag came under heavy firing by militants at about 7:30 PM.
Local sources said the firing created panic in the area as shopkeepers and other people ran for their lives.
The police personnel from within the post retaliated the fire. The exchange of fire continued for a few minutes before militants fled the area.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) South Kashmir Range, SP Pani, said the militant attack was repulsed.
“Terrorist firing was repulsed by police near bus stand Anantnag. No loss of life or property. The area is under cordon,” Pani said.
The KP Road area of the town had, while this report was being filed, heavy presence of government forces.
Pedestrians were being frisked and asked to prove their identities.
Also, clashes erupted in Janglat Mandi area of Anantnag town soon after Friday prayers.
Some youths pelted stones at government troops, who retaliated with tearsmoke shells. Nobody was reported injured during the stone pelting.