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Second day of shutdown in Shopian; shops down shutters, protesters pelt stones

Six persons including two militants were killed in Sunday night’s shootout in Shopian’s Pahnoo area.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2018 12:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Paramilitary personnel stand guard along a road during a curfew the day after six people were killed in a shootout in Shopian district, in Srinagar on March 5, 2018. (AFP Photo)

Shopian town and adjoining areas observed a shutdown for the second consecutive day on Tuesday while incidents of stone-pelting took place in parts of the city in protest against the killings in the firing incident in the south Kashmir district in Sunday.

Shops and business establishments remained closed in Shopian while transport remained off the roads, a police official said.

He said some persons indulged stone-pelting in Gojwara area of the city, forcing the closure of shops in the area.

Life in rest of the valley returned to normal after Monday’s strike called by the separatists against the killings in the incident. Six persons including two militants have been killed in Sundaynight’s shootout in Shopian’s Pahnoo area.

While the Army has said the slain youth were militants and theiroverground workers, police has said they are investigating theincident.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 11:53 IST