Thousands assemble in Kulgam villages to attend slain militants funeral

Srinagar: Thousands of people have assembled in Hawoora and Wanpora villages of Kulgam district in south Kashmir to attend the funeral prayers of two slain militants on Monday, sources said.
Two militants, Dawood Ahmad Illahi of Hawora Kulgam and Sayar Ahmad Wani of Wanpora Kulgam were killed in a gunfight at Khudwani area early today.
An OGW of militants identified as Arif Sofi was arrested during the gunfight, police said.
Earlier Government forces launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of militants in Khudwani area of Kulgam district.
The militants opened fire on forces triggering a gunfight.