Pulwama, Shopian observe shutdown

Pulwama, Shopian observe shutdown

Srinagar: Pulwama and Shopian districts of southern Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Saturday to mourn the deaths of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in a gunfight with government forces on Friday.
Shops and other business establishments remained shut in the two districts while public transport was off the roads.
According to reports, a number of people visited the houses of slain militants to offer condolences to their families.
Heavy contingents of government forces were deployed at sensitive locations in the districts to maintain law and order.
Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants Lateef Ahmad Dar alias Tiger of Dogripora Pulwama, Tariq Ahmad Sheikh alias Mufti Waqar of Moolu Chitragam, Shopian, and Shariq Ahmad Nengroo of Chotigam Shopian were killed in an early morning encounter with government forces in Imam Sahib village of the district on Friday.