Baramulla shuts for second straight day to mourn militant killings

Baramulla shuts for second straight day to mourn militant killings

Large contingents of police and paramilitary forces remain deployed in the area to thwart any protests in the area.

A complete shutdown is being observed today for second straight day in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to mourn the killings of three local militants in a gunfight with the government forces.

Reports said all the shops and business establishments remained shut in the town while public transport was mainly off the roads.

Large contingents of police and paramilitary forces remain deployed in the area to thwart any protests in the area.

On Wednesday, three Laskhar-e-Toiba militants — Suhaib Farooq Akhoon of Khanpora, Mohsin Mushtaq Bhat of Qazi Hamam and Nasir Ahmad Darzi of Sangrampora Batpora, Sopore — were killed in a gunfight with the forces in Binner village of the district.

Thousands of people participated in their funeral prayers yesterday.