Shutdown, clashes in Sopore following militant killings

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Clashes erupted in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district following militant killings on Thursday even as the town observed a spontaneous shutdown.

Reports  said that the youth threw stones on the forces withdrawing from the Brath Gund area soon after the gunfight ended leading to clashes as forces responded with tear smoke shells to chase away the protesters.

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Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Sopore to mourn the militant killings.

As per reports  all shops and other business  establishments are shut while public transport has gone off the roads.

The two militants  were killed in an overnight gunfight with the government forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The slain militants were identified as Owais Bhat and Tahir Ahmad Dar — both local residents and affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)

Both the  militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out last night in Gund Brath village of Sopore.