Shutdown in Sopore parts to mourn militant killings

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Shutdown is being observed on Friday in Zainageer belt ofSopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district against the killings of two localmilitants during a gunfight with the security forces yesterday.

Reports said that all the shops and other business establishmentsremained shut while traffic was also off the roads.

Eyewitnesses said that people from Sopore and itsneighboring areas are visiting the residences of both the slain militants atWarpora and Brath Kalan to offer condolences to the family.

Two militants identified as Asif Ahmad War son of GhulamNabi War of Aftab Mohalla Warpora, Sopore and Naseer Ahmad Mir aka Tawseef sonof Muhammad Yousuf of Shalpora Brath Kalan, Sopore were killed in a daylonggunfight with the forces in Dangarpora area yesterday.

A police official said that both the militants wereaffiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit.

Both the slain militants were laid to rest on Thursdayevening amid pro-freedom slogans at their respective native villages of Warporaand Brath Kalan.

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