Pistol borne man opens fire outside Jamia Masjid, injures three, triggers sharp reaction

Jamia Masjid Srinagar during Shab-i-Qadr in 2017.

Srinagar: An unidentified man opened fire on the faithful who were attending special prayers in historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar during the intervening night of June 22 and June 23.

As the faithful were busy with Shab-i-Qadr (special night long prayers during holy Ramzan when holy Qu’ran was sent down to mankind by Allah Almighty), a group of youth found suspicious movement of a few persons outside Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta Srinagar.

The special prayers, Taraviah, was being held inside the Jamia Masjid when the incident happened.

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