Gilgit - Baltistan

Panic grips Skardu after two groups clash and exchange fire

Asim Iqbal
Islamabad, February 12: Panic and fear gripped Skardu on Sunday night after two groups exchanged fire, reportedly, over some petty issue.

According to details two boys quarrelled in Abbas Twon area near Baltaro Rest House Sunday morning for unknown reason. Elders of the locality immediately intervened to defuse the situation and settled down the dispute. However, in the evening the situation again deteriorated as two groups started heavy exchange of fire. The firing led to panic in the town.

Shops were closed and people ran for safety.

Citizens of Skardu have expressed strong resentment over the incident and demanded of the police to arrest the law breakers.

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