Srinagar: Curfew was Monday imposed in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and Shopian town after two civilians were killed yesterday, one in an encounter between militants and government forces and another in the protests that followed.
The Valley-wide strike called by the separatist leadership to protest the deaths evoked mixed response.
“Curfew has been imposed in entire Kulgam district and Shopian town to maintain law and order in the wake of the killings yesterday,” a police official said.
However, the movement of people was allowed on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway passing through south Kashmir.
“There is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere else in the Valley but security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to keep a tight vigil on anti-social elements,” he said.
While one civilian was killed in the gun battle between militants and security personnel, another was killed in clashes that erupted after the encounter ended in Frisal area of Kulgam.
Four local militants and two army men were killed in the encounter that lasted several hours yesterday.
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