PULWAMA: A complete shutdown was observed in several parts of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on second consecutive day on Friday to mourn the death of three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and a civilian who were killed by government forces on Thursday.
The three militants identified as Majid Hameed Mir, Shakir Ahmad Jugjoo, and Irshad Ahmad Dar were killed during a gunfight while as the civilian, Tauseef Ahmad Wani, was fired upon by government forces during a protest in Kakapora area of Pulwama district.
All business establishments remained closed in Pulwama, Kakapora, Awantipora and other adjacent areas. The movement of traffic was limited.
Clashes erupted between protestors and government forces in Tahab, Kakapora and Dangerpora areas. Villagers told Kashmir Reader that youths took to streets and threw rocks at government forces soon after Friday prayers, triggering clashes. Forces used teargas to disperse protestors.
Scores of people from different villages of Pulwama district, meanwhile, visited the residences of the slain militants and the civilian to offer special prayers.