Handwara, Langate shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings


A complete shutdown is being observed for the third consecutive day in Handwara town, Langate and its adjacent areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, on Thursday against the militant killings.

Reports said all shops and businesses establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in Handwara town and adjoining areas for the third consecutive day.

Forces have been deployed at many places in order to prevent any untoward incidents, witnesses said.

Two militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba identified as Liyaqat Ahmad Lone of Sopore, and Furqan Rashid Lone of Shartpora , Langate, were killed in a gunfight at Galoora area of Handwara on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, people continue to pour in from different areas of north Kashmir in the house of slain militants to express solidarity with their families.


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