Shopian shuts against driver’s killing

A complete shutdown is being observed today in Shopian town in south Kashmir against the killing of a civilian driver Nazir Ahmad Sheikh.

According to the reports, all the business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the roads in the main town.

Nazir Ahmad Sheikh was killed when he was ferrying soldiers returning from a daylong anti-militancy operation in Shopian when militants ambushed the vehicle on Thursday.

Three soldiers including an army major were also injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, thousands of people turned up at his funeral prayers in Kachdoora village of the district.

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