KV Correspondent

Shopian shuts for fifth consecutive day to mourn killings

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Shopian: A complete shutdown is being observed on Friday for fifth consecutive day in south Kashmir’s Shopian district against the killings of four civilians by government forces in a brief shootout with militants at Pahnoo village on Sunday evening.

Local sources said that all shops and business establishments are closed in the area while as traffic is also off the roads.

Moreover the locals of Pahnoo,Pinjoora and it’s adjacent areas have been demanding removal of 44 RR army garrison camp at Pahnoo Shopian established in 2016, who according to locals are involved in killings.

Pertinently four civilians namely Suhail Ahmad Wagay son Khalid Ahmad Wagay of Pinjoora, Shahid Khan son of Bashir Ahmad Khan of Malik Gund, Shahnawaz Wagay son of Ali Mohammad of Langandora Trench, and Gowhar Ahmad Lone of Molu Chitragam and two militants namely Aamir Ahmad Malik of Harmain and Ashiq Ahmed of Rakh-e-Kapran were killed in army action at Pahnoo village of Shopian on last  Sunday evening.

Notably all schools and colleges continue to remain closed in Valley.

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