Pampore shuts to mourn militant killings

A complete shutdown was observed in Pampore Township on Saturday against killing of two local Lashkar-eToiba (LeT) militants.

All shops and business establishments remain closed while public transport was off the roads.

The two militants, Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kakapora area of Pulwama, were killed during the day long gunfight with security forces at Brawbandina village on Friday. One residential house was also damaged during the gunfight.

On Saturday people continued to visit families of slain militants in their native villages to express condolences.

Contingents of police and CRPF troopers were deployed at sensitive locations in the town to thwart any “untoward incident”, an official said.

Train service on Srinagar-Banihal track continued to remain suspended on second consecutive day today for security reasons. However, the service was running normally in north Kashmir, an official said. The authorities however restored Internet service in south Kashmir districts late Friday night after it was snapped in the morning when the gunfight broke out