Militant Killings Shut South Kashmir



ANANTNAG:Life remained crippled in Anantnag and Kulgam in south Kashmir, where two unidentified Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter which ended on Friday.

During the encounter clashes took place in which one youth was killed when security forces opened fire to disperse pro freedom demonstrators near the encounter site. However, police said a stray bullet hit and killed a youth near the encounter site.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in Anantnag and Kulgam. Educational institutions also remained closed. However, during the past weekends when there was relaxation in separatist strike, schools were functioning in both the districts.

Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway was plying. Some private vehicles and other passenger transport could also be seen in the district and tehsil roads in Anantnag and Kulgam.

Additional security forces and state police personnel, wearing bullet proof jackets, have been deployed at sensitive places to prevent any law and order problem.

Two unidentified militants were killed by security forces in more than 40 hour long operation at village Arwani Bijbehara Anantnag which ended yesterday. Police said two charred bodies were recovered and their DNA has been taken for ascertaining their identification. However, Army said three LeT militants were killed in the encounter.


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