3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

Eesa Fazli, was a resident of Soura, Srinagar.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 12 (Xinhua) - Three militants were killed Monday in a gunfight with joint contingents of police and army in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

Shouting pro-Azadi and anti-India slogans, the protesting students carried banners reading, "End Occupation, Free Kashmir".

In the aftermath of the militant killings, Authorities have ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Srinagar on Monday. "Fresh dates for the deferred examinations will be notified separately, later", official said. Exams scheduled for Monday by the Kashmir University were postponed.

The massive gathering chanted pro-freedom slogans, with a few brandishing ISIS flags as well, reports said.

Of the three slain militants, police officials have identified two as local cadres - one hailing from Soura - Srinagar and another from Vailoo Kokernag of Anantnag.

Among the killed militants include Eisa Fazili.

Authorities also placed Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from leading any protests against the killings of three militants in a gunfight.

Muhammad Yasin Malik was lodged at Kothi Bagh police station in Srinagar.

Internet services were also suspended in Srinagar and South Kashmir.

Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla said that the class work in Government Degree College Ganderbal remained suspended "as a precautionary measure".

Thousands of people also attended the last rites of Owais Shafi at his native Vailoo village in Kokarnag, even as clashes erupted at a number of places like Shopian, Larnow, Kokernag, Khanbal Anantnag, Qaimoh, Kulgam, Laizbal and Bijbehra, leaving a number of protestors injured. The routine business was affected in most of the parts of Srinagar city.

Fazili, who was driven by pan-Islamic ideology, had joined B Tech (IT) course in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) in Rajouri in 2014 had joined the militancy past year and pledged his support to "Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind" headed by Zakir Musa.

When news of the encounter broke through the Valley, Fazili's father, Naeem Fazili, used Facebook to share the news of his son's death.

"As per reliable sources, my son Eisa Fazili has left for heavenly abode".

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