Srinagar: Two days after four civilians were killed by government forces during a gunfight with holed up militants in Wani Mohalla, Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, local population continue to be terrified as jet aircrafts hover over many areas of Shopian, Kulgam and Tral.
In Kulgam gunfight, the forces had used helicopter gunships while fighting two militants. However, due to stiff resistance by locals, the forces called off the operation midway while the militants fled from the spot. One army personnel was also killed in the initial exchange of gunfire.
Locals said that since morning, the jet fighters are hovering over their heads and have terrorised them.
“We don’t know what is going on. There are making round after round. We are terrified,” a local from Shopian’s Meemanadar area said.
Similar reports were coming from Kulgam and Tral areas.
Srinagar-based defense spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia didn’t respond to the calls from Kashmir Narrator.
South Kashmir has witnessed a spurt of violence after civilian killings by the government forces, mostly near encounter sites.