A complete shutdown is being observed in Tral and parts of Awantipora area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir on Friday following the killing of three militants at Gulshanpora in Tral.
Reports said that all the shops and other business establishments are closed in both the areas of the district and traffic is off the roads.
An eyewitness said that people in hoards are visiting the residences of slain militants in Tral and Chursoo, to offer the condolences. However, the slain militants are yet to bury.
The slain militants were identified as Zubair Ahmad Bhat, alias Abu Huraira, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Chursoo Awantipora, Shakoor Ahmad Parray, alias Jaffar, son of Ghulam Nabi Parray, a resident of Laribal Tral and Tawseef Ahmad Thoker, alias Abu Talha, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-deen Thoker, a resident of Chursoo Bunpora Awantipora. The slain militants were affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen and JeM outfits.