Schools, colleges shut in Srinagar after 3 terrorists killed in J&K

  • Schools, colleges shut in Srinagar after 3 terrorists killed in J&K

Schools, colleges shut in Srinagar after 3 terrorists killed in J&K

The fighting began before dawn after troops raided a cluster of homes in a village in southern Anantnag district on a tip that militants were hiding there and came under fire from them, police said.

According to the police, three terrorists, who were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Anantnag, also included one involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in the Valley.

Scores of students of Kashmir University (KU) staged a protest demonstration at Zakura campus against the militant killings in Hakoora area of Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

Security has been tightened in India's Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of three local militants. The group affiliation of the slain militants was not immediately known.

Despite the curfew and shutdowns, residents held protests in Islamabad and Kokernag, some of which turned into clashes with security forces.

A top police source said that TuM has a strength of only four militants and that Fazli was in touch with its commander Dawood Mir, of HMT area of Srinagar, before he joined militancy.

Schools that had reopened two days ago after the winter vacations have been shut down as a precautionary measure. "No loss of life or property reported", the tweet said.

The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention and arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Javed Ahmad Mir to prevent them from participating in funeral prayers.

Police said no collateral damage has taken place in the incident.

Authorities also suspended the high-speed mobile Internet service in Srinagar and South Kashmir. Media reports said Fazili was studying engineering at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (BGSB) University in Rajouri in Jammu region before joining the militant ranks past year.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Srinagar's local boy Fazili, a BTech dropout and the son of a college principal, who had joined militancy ranks in August a year ago.