Shopian shuts for 2nd straight day

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Shopian, Jan 14: A complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day in South Kashmir’s Shopian district to mourn the killing of two Al Badr militants including top commander Zeenat-ul-Islam.
Reports from the area said all shops, business establishments, and private offices in the district remained shut while public and private transport also remained off the roads.
Reports added that people from the Shopian and its neighboring districts thronged the houses of the militants in large numbers to offer condolences to the families.
Sources said that heavy contingents of government forces were deployed at sensitive locations in the district to maintain law and order, while the mobile Internet service in the district remained suspended for the second consecutive day.
Two Al Badr militants including top commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and his aide Shakeel Ahmad Dar were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Kathpora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.