Day 2: Shutdown, Clashes Continue in North

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SRINAGAR: For the second straight day, the spontaneous shutdown against the mysterious killing of three militants in Pattan disrupted businesses and threw normal life out of gear in many parts of North Kashmir on Tuesday.

Reports said that a complete shutdown was observed in Palhallan, Pattan, Narbal, Sopore, Kreeri and Kupwara against the killings.

Most of the shops and business establishments were shut in these areas while skeletal transport plied on the roads.

These reports said that clashes between police and protesters erupted at Sopore, Narbal and Kupwara. Police fired dozens of teargas shells to disperse the protesters. The clashes continued for several hours.

A police constable Ajaz Ahmed was seriously wounded when he was hit by a stone near Pandav Park Pattan where large number of protesters resorted to stone-pelting. A police official said that barring few incidents of stone-pleting, the situation remained peaceful in Pattan town. 

Pertinently, three Hizb militants were found dead in an orchard on Monday in Dangarpora area of Pattan tehsil in Baramulla district. 

Police registers murder case

Police registered a murder case with regard to Pattan Killings on Tuesday.    

A police official said that an FIR vide number 165/2015 under section 302 RPC, 7/25 Arms Act has been registered in police station Pattan and investigation has been taken up to ascertain the facts.

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