After Zakura Attack Authorities Imposes Precautionary Restrictions In J&K

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have imposed restrictions at eight police station areas in Srinagar as a precautionary law and order measure after the killing of a terrorist in Zakura.

The police stations under which restrictions are imposed include Pairmpora, Rainawar, Safa Kadal, Nowhatta, Khanyar and MR Gunj with partial restrictions in areas under Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations.

Earlier on Friday, a police officer and a militant of Al-Qaeda affiliated group were killed and a militant was arrested during an encounter in the outskirts of Srinagar.

The sub-inspector, identified as Imran Tak, was hospitalised where he succumbed to injuries. The historic Jamia Masjid was again closed for devotees after allowing Friday prayers for three successive weeks, including Friday.

The authorities have already ordered closure of all educational institutions, though examinations would be conducted as per schedule while rail service has been suspended in the valley as a precautionary measure following death of a militant in a brief encounter in the downtown last evening. A Sub Inspector was also killed and another policeman injured in the gunfight.