Bandipora shuts to mourn militant’s killing

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town on Saturday to mourn the killing of a militant said to be local, in a gunfight with the forces in Sopore yesterday.
Bandipora shuts to mourn militant’s killing
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A spontaneous shutdown was observed in north Kashmir's Bandipora town on Saturday to mourn the killing of a militant said to be local, in a gunfight with the forces in Sopore yesterday.

All the shops and the business establishments remained closed while the traffic was off the roads.

Locals said that the town was shut after it was "learnt by us that one of the two militants killed in Sopore gunfight was Rameez Bhat from Qazipora village of the district."

However, a senior police official said that there was no confirmation so far that among the militants killed in Sopore gunfight, was a local from Qazipora.

Sources said the youth blocked the roads in Watapora, Qazipora and Onagam villages.

Meanwhile, fifteen persons were injured after a truck skidded off the road near Putushai village. Locals said that the truck was carrying people who were heading towards Sopore after they learnt about the killing of a "local" militant.

An official said that 15 persons were injured after the mini truck they were boarding skidded off the road near Putushai village.

He said the injured were shifted to district hospital Bandipora for treatment from where six of them were referred to SMHS for specialized treatment.

"Condition of one of the injured persons was critical," he said.

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