Srinagar: For the second successive day on Wednesday, people of several towns of south Kashmir Pulwama district observed a complete strike to mourn the killing of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JEM) Commander in a gunfight with government forces on Tuesday.
Shops and business establishments remained closed in Tral, Aripal and Kakapora areas of the district and traffic off the roads in main Tral town, officials said.
The 47-year-old, militant, Noor Mohammad Tantray, was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Karnbal – Samboora, in Pulwama district.
Noor was serving a life-imprisonment sentence in Central Jail Srinagar when he jumped his parole in the year 2015 to rejoin militancy. He was a native of Dar Ganaigund village in Tral area of Pulwama. (Kashmir Wire)