In Pictures: Three-Day Shopian Gunfight Leaves a Trail of Destruction

Two militants were killed in a gunfight which broke out on Saturday and lasted for three days in Rawalpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
The gunfight ended on Monday afternoon, reducing several residential houses to rubble. While locals claimed that six houses suffered the damage, police rejected the claim, saying only “three houses caught fire during the gunfight.” Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
Two civilians and a policeman also suffered injuries during the clashes between the protestors and the security forces, which erupted near the gun-battle site on Sunday. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK


Molten and de-shaped utensils lie near the gunfight sight as residents clean the remnants of their homes. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK
Locals gather near the gunfight site as smoke billows from the rubble in the background. Photo: Mir Wasim/ GK