Handwara, Sep 13: A complete shutdown was observed for the third consecutive day in Handwara town, Langate and its adjacent areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, on Thursday against the killing of two local militants.
Reports said all shops and businesses establishments remained closed and traffic also remained off the roads in Handwara town and adjoining areas for the third consecutive day.
Forces were deployed at many places in order to prevent any untoward incidents, witnesses said.
Two militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba identified as Liyaqat Ahmad Lone of Sopore, and Furqan Rashid Lone of Shartpora , Langate, were killed in a gunfight at Galoora area of Handwara on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, people continued to pour in from different areas of north Kashmir in the house of slain militants to express solidarity with their families. (CNS)