Pulwama shut for second day after militant killings

Pulwama shut for second day after militant killings
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PULWAMA: A complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama for the second day on Sunday against the killing of two local militants.
Liyaqat Ahmad Wani and Wajid Ul Islam, affiliated with militants outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen, were killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in Tikken village of Pulwama district on Saturday morning.
Residents told Kashmir Reader that all shops and business establishments remained shut while transport remained off the roads.
Colleges, schools and government offices were closed due to Sunday.
Hundreds of people visited the residences of slain militants in Bellow and Babhar villages to offer prayers for the departed soul and express solidarity with the bereaved families.
One of the killed militants, Liyaqat, was son of a slain Hizb Commander Muneer Ahmad Wani alias Colonel Jameel who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in 1998 at Bellow area of Pulwama, local residents told Kashmir Reader.
Authorities restored internet services in Pulwama on Sunday afternoon which were suspended on Saturday morning after the gunfight started in Tikken village.
Meanwhile, local sources told Kashmir Reader that shops and business establishments opened in Tral town on Sunday after a daylong shutdown against the killing of Pakistani militant Adnan Anwar Abbasi @ Anwar Bhai in a gunfight with government forces at Dar-Ganai Fund village of Tral.