Shutdown in Shopian against militant killings

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Srinagar

District Shopian in south Kashmir today is observing a complete shutdown to mourn the killing of four militants, who were killed during an encounter day before during an encounter between the militants and a joint team of Police army, police and SOG, in Nadigam village of district Shopian, in south Kashmir.

Reports said that all the shops and other business establishments including schools are closed in the district and traffic is off the roads.

An eyewitness said that people from different walks of life are visiting the families of slain militants, all from Shopian, to offer condolences to the bereaved families. The four slain militants were identified as Inam-ul-Haq, a resident of Motjan Shopian, Mehraj-u-din, a resident of Drawnee village of Shopian, Abid Nazi, A resident of Padapora village of Shopia, and Basharat Nengroo, a resident of Chotigam village of Shopian district.

Apart from the four slain militants,  a para commando was also killed and two others sustained injuries.

Following the killing of four militants, the people mostly youth took to streets near the gunfight site at Nadigam and its adjoining areas. The police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area used tear smoke shells, pellets and some live ammunition to disperse the protesters resulting in injuries to a number of people, including three girls.

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