Photograph by Waseem Wani

Militants escape after Brief exchange of fire in Pulwama Locals accuse Forces of ‘excesses’ after clashes

Waseem Wani / Mushtaq-ul-Islam

Pulwama: After a brief exchange of fire militants reportedly managed to flee from the spot in Littar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district


Reliable sources said that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in Littar village, 3 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army assisted by SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police and Para-military troopers launched a search operation at around 3:30 of Wednesday morning


As the search operation started, militants believed to be two in numbers fired upon Forces personnel who also retaliated effectively. The exchange of fire that continued for about five minutes created panic in the area. Locals alleged that shortly after the culmination of search operation, Government Forces thrashed people and vandalized property. They said dozens of parked vehicles were damaged be retreating soldiers.

The vandalizing of vehicles and houses sparked massive protest in the area\


Meanwhile, clashes also erupted during a search operation in Palapora Wasoora area of Pulwama district.



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