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Shutdown in Shopian, adjoining areas against civilian, militant killings

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Srinagar, March 6: 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 killing of four civillians and two militants in the firing incident in the south Kashmir district on Sunday.

Shops and business establishments remained closed in Shopian while transport remained off the roads, a police official said. He said some people indulged in stone-pelting in Gojwara area of the city, forcing the closure of shops in the area.

Life in the rest of the Valley returned to normal after Monday’s strike called by the separatists against the killings in the incident. Six people, including two militants, had been killed in Sunday night’s shootout in Shopian’s Pahnoo area.

While the Army has said the slain youth were militants and their overground workers, police have said they are investigating the incident.

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