Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in the south kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian against the killing of a local militants in a gunfight with the government forces on Saturday.

All the shops and other business establishments are closed while public transport is off on the roads in both the districts.

The Pulwama and Shopian townships wore a deserted look as traffic is off the roads.

Earlier, on Saturday, Four militants, three of them affiliates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, were killed in an encounter with government forces at Panzgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Also, a militant was killed in a gunfight in Sopore in North Kashmir.

A police spokesman said one among the slain militants in the gunfight at Panzgam was involved in the killing of an army soldier Aurangzeb last year.