Three militants killed in Anantnag, Schools, Colleges to remain shut today in Srinagar

Three militants have been killed during a brief gunfight between militants and the government forces in district Anantnag on wee hours of Monday.

DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar told Kashmir Post that a nocturnal Cordon and Search Operation was launched at Malikpora, Hakura area of Anantnag, ensuing in a brief gunfight.

He said three militants were killed in the gunfight.

He identified the three militants as Ehsan Fazili @ Esha Roohullah (TuM) X-Btech student of Srinagar, Syed Owais Shafi (HM) of Vailoo, Kokernag, Kokernag and third one from Pakistan.

DIG told Kashmir Post the operation was jointly launched by 19 RR and Anantnag police.

Meanwhile, Authorities have decided to impose the restrictions in Srinagar parts including old city on Monday after a militant from Soura, Srinagar was killed along with his two associates in an overnight gunfight with government forces in Anantnag district.

Although police did not spell out the reason for imposing the sudden restrictions, administration officials said they apprehended protests following the killing of the militant Mohammad Eshan of Soura.

“Restrictions will be imposed in the police station areas of Maharajgunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar and Soura as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” an official said.

The official, however, said that all the educational institutions including schools and colleges in Srinagar will remain closed for today.

Three militants, two among them identified as Mohammad Eshan of Soura and Owais Shafi of Kokernag were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces in Hakoora, police had said.

Classwork will remain suspended in the University of Kashmir today along with the postponement of all scheduled exams.
“University shall remain suspended on March 12, 2018 (MONDAY). Moreover, all examinations scheduled for the day are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations will be notified separately, later,” the university statement reads.
The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed all exams scheduled for today (March 12).
The public relations officer IUST, Aijaz Qureshi said that the new dates for these papers will be issued seperately.

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