By News Desk | Srinagar
Panic gripped in South Kashmir’s Shopian District on Wednesday when alleged militants fired upon a Special Operation Group (SOG) Camp from two sides for about 15 minutes continuously. Eyewitnesses said that SOG personnel headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Irshad were busy in purchasing some items in Imam Sahaib Shopian and as soon as they entered into the camp, unidentified gunmen suddenly attacked them.
Gunshots created panic in the area and instantly all the shops and business establishments were closed.
Eyewitnesses told CNS that some gunmen fired upon Dy SP, Mohammad Irshad and other SOG personnel who retaliated instantly. However no one was injured in the shootout. The shootout lasted for about 15 minutes. However, the unknown gunmen managed to escape easily.
Police and CRPF personnel cordoned the whole area of Imamsahab and house to house searches were started. However, no arrests were made.
A police official told CNS that no one was injured in the incident. “Militants fired upon a police party in Imam Sahab Shopian. Police foiled their attempt and chased them away. They managed to escape. Search operation was started to flush out the militants,” he said.
Dy Sp Irshad Ahmed told CNS that gunmen attacked the camp but no one was injured in the shootout. “I usually stay in Shopian but today I returned to Imam Sahib and was busy in greeting shopkeepers and other well-wishers when gunmen fired upon the camp. I managed to enter into the camp safely. They fled away after our retialation,” Dy Sp Irshad said.
Meanwhile, a 16 years old boy Mohammad Maqsood Mir son of Mohammad Afzal Mir resident of Danisayyidan, Uri got injured while working in his field due to blast of some explosion substance. The injured has been shifted to Uri for treatment. Police said that he is stable and out of danger.