Southern districts shut to mourn killing of six militants

Southern districts shut to mourn killing of six militants

Srinagar: The Southern districts of Kashmir observed a complete shutdown to mourn the killings of six militants in a gunfight with the government forces in Bijbehara area of Islamabad town on Friday.
Reports said that Kulgam, Anantnag and Pulwama remained shut completely while the partial shutdown was observed in Shopian.
Reports added that all the shops and other business establishments remained closed and traffic also remained off the roads.
A large number of people visited to the residence of the slain militants to offer condolences to the families.
On Friday, six local militants identified as Azad Ahmed Malik of Arwani Bijbehara, Basit Ahmad Mir of Pushwara Islamabad affiliated with LeT, Atif Nazar of Waghama, Firdous Ahmad of Pulwama, Unais Shafi Bhat of Takiya Maqsood Shah Bijbehara and Shahid Malik from Awantipora affiliated with Hizbul Mujhadeen were killed in Sekipora Bijbehara encounter. Tens of thousands of people participated in their last rites.

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