Two persons were arrested late last night after they failed to stop at a barricade set up by the army in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

Sources said that the army had established a naka at Kehribal in Mattan area of the district. They said a load carrier was signaled to stop by the soldiers, but the driver sped away following which the soldiers fired some warning shots.

A source said the duo travelling in the load carrier was later detained from Kanganhal village and handed over to the police.