Sopore shuts over militant killings

Complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to mourn the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in a gunfight with government forces in Brath Kalan.
All the shops and other business establishments were closed in Sopore town and its adjacent areas while a thin movement of traffic was witnessed on the roads.
Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants Owais Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Bakar of Gund Brath and Tahir Ramzan Dar alias Abu Abdullah of Saidpora were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Brath Kalan village- 8 kilometers away from Sopore town on Thursday.
Authorities had ordered the suspension of class work in all government and private educational institutions in Sopore subdivision.
There were no reports of any untoward incident in the town during the shutdown.