Firing at BSNL showroom at Sopore


Srinagar: Three people were wounded when suspected militants opened fire on a BSNL franchise outlet in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Monday morning. The attacks have come more than three weeks after suspected militants had issued orders to all telecommunication companies to close down their operations in Sopore for providing intelligence inputs to the security agencies.

“The attacks happened at around 10.30 a.m. on Monday and all the three injured were working at a private telecom franchise. They have been rushed to the hospitals,” Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Abdul Qayoom, told  a national news daily. “One of the wounded was the owner of the business while another was an employee working there, and the third was a customer.”