Kulgam shuts for second straight day against militant killings
A spontaneous shutdown is being observed in Kulgam district today for the second consecutive day against the killing of two militants in a gunfight yesterday.
Reports said that shutdown is being observed in Kulgam, Qaimoh, Yaripora, Devsar and Damhal Hanjipora tehsils today.
Two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, Dawood Ahmad Allai of Hawoora and Sayar Ahmad Wani of Wanpora area of Qaimoh, were killed in a gunfight with forces in Khudwani area yesterday morning.
A source said the militants had taken shelter in a local private school when it was cordoned off at around 2 am.
“The militants came out of the school in a bid to flee and were killed,” he said.