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Sopore, Awantipora shut to mourn death of local militants

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Sopore: Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday observed a complete shutdown against the killing of a local militant, Mehraj-ud-din who was killed along with a top LeT commander Naveed Jatt on Wednesday.
Mehraj-ud-Din Khan of New Colony was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with government forces along with top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jatt at Kuthpora village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
All the shops, business establishments and private offices and schools remained closed while public transport also remained off the roads in the town for the second consecutive day.
The closure of educational institutions in the town as a precautionary measure was ordered by the authorities.
On Thursday, the town witnessed violent clashes when government forces lobbed tear-smoke shells on mourners.
Similarly, a complete shutdown was also observed in Awantipora against the killing of two local Hizb militants.
Two Hizb militants — Adnan Ahmad Lone alias Uqaab, of Braw Bandina in Awantipora, and Adil Bilal Bhat alias Umair Al Hizbi of Malangpora in Pulwama — were killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in Shaar Shali area of Pampore township on Thursday.
All the shops, business establishments remained closed in Awantipora today while as the traffic was also thin on the roads.

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