Tral shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings


A complete shutdown is being observed for the third consecutive day on Monday in south Kashmir’s Tral town of Pulwama district to mourn the killing of six militants.

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

They said people from various areas of Tral are visiting the residences of the slain militants to offer condolences.

The six slain militants identified as Soliha Mohammad Akhoon, son of Ghulam Mohammad Akhoon of Arampora, Rasik Mir, son of Ghulam Qadir, Rouf Mir, son of Ghulam Nabi, Umer Ramzan, son of Mohammad Ramzan Mir, residents of Dadsara, Nadeem Sofi, son of Mohammad Muzaffar Sofi of Batgund, Tral at present Dadsara and Faisal Javid Khanday, son of Javid Khanday of Amlar Awantipora, were killed during an encounter with government forces at Arampora village in Tral.

Earlier authorities at Islamic University of Sciences and Technology (IUST) have decided to suspend the class work and examinations scheduled today amid fears of protests against the militant killings.


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