Shopian, Jan 17: Panic created in Pinjora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district after army resorted to aerial firing to keep the stone-throwing youth at bay.
Witnesses informed that a patrolling party from 62 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army came under attack when they were passing through the area.
“A group of youth targeted the army vehicle with stones, while army fired over a dozen rounds in air. Taking it as an attack, locals ran to safer places while shopkeepers downed their shutter,” said a witness to news agency CNS.
Pinjora village is 6.5 kilometers away from the main district.
When contacted, a police official said that they are investigating the matter. (CNS)