Hizb militant laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans in Bijbehara


Hizb militant who was killed in gunfight yesterday night in Kanelwan area of South  Kashmir’s Anantnag district  was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans on Friday.

Yawar Nisar was killed Thursday night in an encounter in Kanelwon village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late last night.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant Yawar Nissar who was killed in a gunfight with government forces.

The funeral prayers for the slain militant were held at Hanfia Eidgah, Janglat Mandi.

Nisar was the first militant from the town in more than a decade. He had joined militant ranks less than two weeks before.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed across the Annatnag district to mourn the killing of the militant.

Earlier in the day, police said that army’s 3 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF 40/90 BN and special operations group (SOG) of J&K police launched a search operation in Kanelwan after “specific input” about presence of three militants in Herpora Kanelwan.

They said that militants fired on the search party, resulting in exchange of fire.

They added two militants took advantage of darkness and managed to give a slip to forces and opening fire around midnight.

A civilian namely Gh Mohiudin was also killed in cross firing during the gunfight.



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