Killing of Militant: Bratkalan, Ladoora areas Observe Shutdown

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Bratkalan, the native place of slain “Lashkar-i-Islam” militant Reyaz Ahmed Mir and Ladoora area in Rafiabad in Baramulla district Thursday observed a complete shutdown against the killing of a militant in an encounter.

“Lashkar-i-Islami” militant Reyaz Ahmed Mir was killed in an encounter at Ladoora area of Rafiabad with government forces on Wednesday. One Army man was also killed during the gun fight.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that scores of people from Ladoora area blocked the road against what they say ‘trooper during the encounter damaged the house of a native where the militant was holed up.’ “The planting of IED and blasting of the house was unjustified,” said the protesters.

The protesters demanded a probe into the incident. Top police officials rushed to spot and successfully persuaded the protesters to end their protest.

Meanwhile, a shutdown was observed to express solidarity with the bereaved family of the militant. All the shops and business establishments in Ladoora and Bratkalan areas remained shut and skeletal movement of transport was observed on roads in these areas.

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