Langate shuts down to mourn slain militants

Langate shuts down to mourn slain militants
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Handwara: A shutdown was observed in Langate town in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday to mourn the death of two militants who were killed by government forces on Tuesday morning in a brief gunfight.
Shops and other business centres remainedlosed on second consecutive day while as public transport was also off the roads through out the day.
Two local militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba, Liyaqat Ahmad Lone of Sopore, and Furqan Rashid Lone of Shartpora, Langate were killed by army and police on Tuesday morning in Galoora village, some two kilometres far from Langate town, in a brief gunfight.
Sources said that large number of government forces were deployed across Langate to maintain law and order situation. Internet service was also snapped across Handwara police district on second day.
Meanwhile, class work remained suspended on second day in Degree College Handwara, Higher Secondary School Handwara, Langate and Mawar.
Despite restrictions a number of people visited the home of Furqan Rashid Lone for condolences with the family.

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