Parts of Sopore observe shutdown to mourn militant killings

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Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed on Friday in Zainageer belt of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district against the killing of two local militants during a gunfight with the government forces on Thursday.

As per reports all the shops and other commercial establishments remained shut while traffic was also off the roads.

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On Thursday two militants identified as Asif Ahmad War son of Ghulam Nabi War of Aftab Mohalla Warpora, Sopore and Naseer Ahmad Mir aka Tawseef son of Muhammad Yousuf of Shalpora Brath Kalan, Sopore were killed in a gunfight with the forces in Dangarpora area yesterday.

According to police both the militants were affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit.