Day curfew was lifted in Kishtwar district even as a search operation for suspected militants, who snatched the service rifle from the personal security officer (PSO) of a PDP leader, continued for the second day on Saturday, officials said.
The day curfew, which was imposed in the town following the weapon-snatching incident on Friday, was lifted but all educational institutes remained closed as a precautionary measure, officials said.
A militant struck the house of the PDP Kishtwar district president, Sheikh Nasir Hussain, at Gourian village and escaped with the service rifle of his PSO.
'The curfew, which was imposed following the incident, was lifted on Saturday morning. However, all educational institutes in the town have been closed,' the Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Angrez Singh Rana, said. The night curfew, however, would remain in force.