Normal life crippled in parts of Kashmir against militant killings

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Srinagar, Oct 14: Normal life was crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in parts of Kashmir valley, including Kupwara and Pulwama districts, against killing of militants.
A police official said they were no restrictions in any part of the valley though security forces remained deployed in some sensitive areas to maintain law and order.
Business and other activities were crippled in Handwara and other parts of frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara, where scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani and his associate were killed in an encounter with security forces on Thursday.
Wani, who was a PhD scholar in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) before picking up the gun in January 2018, was among two militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by security forces in Kupwara on Thursday.
Even though restrictions imposed on Saturday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama were lifted, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads against the killing of a local Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant in an encounter with security forces on Saturday. Sabir Ahmad, a HM militant was killed by security forces in an encounter at Babagund in Pulwama on Saturday morning.
Life elsewhere in Kashmir valley was normal.