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Shopian aftermath: Malik detained, valley observing complete shutdown

Monday: Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained during the wee hours of Monday by the police, said a spokesman of the party.

He said that a large posse of police arrived at Malik’s Maisuma residence early morning and detained him. Malik is currently lodged in Kothibagh police station. The spokesman said that Malik was detained to prevent him from leading demonstrations against the militant and civilian killings in Shopian yesterday.

Meanwhile, the valley was paralysed in the aftermath of killing of 13 militants and three civilians in three different gun fights in Shopian. Three armed personnel were also killed during the gunfights. In the clashes which erupted afterwards, 200 odd people were injured.

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