Security forces shot dead a militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Friday. In his hometown Sopore, security personnel used tear gas to break up street protests on Friday against his killing.
As the militant's identity was established on Friday, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in Sopore town. Authorities closed schools and colleges to maintain law and order in the area.
All shops and business establishments were shut and public transport went off the roads as authorities imposed restrictions and suspended mobile Internet services in the area.
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