Situation tense in north Kashmir after mysterious death of three youth

Tense situation prevailed in North Kashmir a day after mutilated bodies of three youth  were recovered from an apple orchard in Pattan area.

Pattan, Palhallan and Sopore areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district observed complete shutdown against the alleged “murder” of the three youth.

Reports said that shops and all commercial establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads.

They said that angry youths pelted stones on public transport at Sangrama in Sopore to ensure complete shutdown.


Police have identified the dead bodies as militants of Lashkar-e-Islam, a breakaway faction of Hizbul Mujahideen led by Qayoom Najar allegedly involved in carrying out attacks on mobile towers some months back.