J&K: Panic after Suspicious movement noticed near police lines; cops fire in air

Kashmiri Muslim protesters face Indian security personnel during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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SRINAGAR: Police personnel posted on guard duty at a police establishment in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today fired few rounds in the air after noticing suspicious movement near their camp.
“The sentry noticed some suspicious movement near the District Police Lines at Awantipora in Pulwama at around 3.40 am and fired few probing shots in air,” a police official said.
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He said there was no injury caused by the firing incident.
Militants had targeted District Police Lines in Pulwama town in August this year, killing eight security force personnel.
Three militants were also killed in the retaliatory action.