BUDGAM: Panic gripped Soibug area of Budgam on Wednesday when clashes erupted between government forces and local youth after an army vehicle was attacked with stones.
Police sources said that a group of youths attacked the army vehicle with stones but the army troops exercised restraint.
Local sources however, said that army troopers fired a couple of rounds in the air to scare away the youths.
A resident of Soibug told Kashmir Reader that all shutters were downed and shops were closed in Soibug because of the clashes.
“The stone-pelting continued for an hour. However, the situation improved later,” he said.