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Shopian: Thousands participate in minor boy’s funeral

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Shopian: Thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of Saliq Iqbal Shiekh, the minor boy who succumbed to injuries which he sustained along with four other boys in an explosion while fiddling with an explosive substance, purportedly a live grenade, in this south Kashmir district on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources said while thousands of young and elderly people offered funeral of Saliq, women were seen wailing their chests.

SSP Shopian said boys were playing with live grenade which they had found somewhere, the details of which are being verified.

A gunfight on Tuesday took place in Kundalan village of Shopian in which 2 militants and a civilian were killed.

People visit encounter places where live ammunitions remain scattered and sometime young boys it without knowing the consequences. There have been numerous instances in the past wherein scattered ammunition claimed many precious lives.

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