Shopian resumes normalcy after eight days of shutdown

Shopian resumes normalcy after eight days of shutdown
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Petrol bomb hurled in busy market

Shopian: Normal life returned to Shopian after eight days of continuous shutdown against the killing of four civilians and two militants at the hands of army at Pahnoo village of district on March 4.
However, some unidentified persons hurled a petrol bomb at Gole Chowk in Shopian town on Tuesday which exploded on the road.
Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that unknown persons came in a Maruti car and hurled a petrol bomb in the market.
The petrol bomb caused no harm but created panic in the town. However, normal business resumed soon after.
A week long shutdown was observed in the town with people demanding removal of Pahnoo Army camp which according to locals was involved in killing of four unarmed civilians.
Pahnoo camp was established during 2016 summer uprising and later described by army as ‘For operational requirements’.
Since January 24 of this year 10 civilians including one woman, and four militants were killed in district in different actions by army.
The dead include a 10-year-old boy who was injured when a live shell from a gunfight site exploded in his hand.

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