Srinagar: A day after two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in a 22-hour gunfight in Ahmad Nagar on the outskirts of Srinagar, a complete shutdown was observed in the area Tuesday amidst violent protests.
For the second day, dozens of youth appeared on streets in Ahmad Nagar and blocked the 90 Feet road, which connects Srinagar with Ganderbal district, reports said.
The angry youth erected concertina wires on the road and burnt tyres to stop the movement of vehicles. All the shops, schools and commercial establishments in the area remained closed in the area while public transport also remained suspended.
The gunfight which erupted on Sunday evening left two militants identified as Abu Huzaifa Sindhi and Chota Hafiz dead while two cops of police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) identified as Constable Qazi Maqsood and Head constable Tazeem were injured. Two houses also suffered extensive damage during the gunfight. The killings of the militants had triggered massive protests in the area on Monday.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people visited the houses of Mukhtar Ahmad Khan and Abdul Majeed Rangraiz at Shadab Colony, where the militants were holed up.