South Kashmir: Thousands participate in ‘multiple’ funeral prayers of slain militant in Tral

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Srinagar: Thousands of people Wednesday converged to Handoora village of Tral to participate in the funeral prayers of slain militant killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district yesterday.

Showkat Ahmad Khan of Handoora village of Tral and Usman Haider of Pakistan were killed in a gunfight in Chankitar village of Tral yesterday.

Reports said that at least four rounds of funeral prayers were held to accommodate a huge rush of mourners who reached the village from other far-off villages.

They said a militant also appeared in the funeral and offered gun salute to Showkat.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Tral Township against the killing of Jaish militants. All shops and business establishments in the town are shut to mourn the killings, reports added.


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