Srinagar: The northern township of Sopore remained shut down for the third day on Thursday following a gun-battle that left six Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militants dead, and two houses destroyed.
Shops and businesses were totally closed and traffic off the roads, even as there were reports of protestors clashing with the police and the paramilitary force at some places.
Five of the six slain militants were laid to rest in graveyard in the Panzala area of the town. Authorities have not yet divulged their identity, saying they were foreigners.
The local militant killed in the battle was buried in his native village in Sopore on the first day of the encounter.
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