AWANTIPORA: A father-son duo was arrested by police on Friday after suspected militants fired upon a security forces group late Thursday night in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. Police said no one was injured in the attack and they had identified the house from where the shots were fired.
The arrested father and son have been identified as Abdul Rashid Bhat and his son Musadiq Rashid Bhat, residents of Herpora Awantipora, sources said.
SSP Awantipora Mohammad Zahid Malik told Kashmir Reader that militants fired upon government troops from a residential house at Herpora Kharmoode. No one was injured in the attack, he said.
He said that soon after the attack, government forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation but militants fled from the scene taking advantage of darkness, The SSP said that the owner of the house and his son were detained for questioning by police.