JeM militant laid to rest amid shutdown in Pulwama


Pulwama: Jaish-e-Muhammad militant Waseem Ahmad who was killed along with two Pakistani militants in the Aglar Kandi area on Tuesday evening was laid to rest in his ancestral village Drabgam on Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses said that hundreds of people including women and children participated in the procession that led to the ground where his funeral prayers were held.

According to these eyewitness, funeral prayers were held in a local ground after which the slain militant was laid to rest amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti India slogan.

Waseem along with his two colleagues Talha and Mehmood were killed in a gunfight at Aglar village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening. One army personnel was also killed during encounter.

Talha, according to police is a nephew of Jaish chief Moulana Masood Azhar.

Police said that an American M4 Carbine rifle and two AK-47 rifles were also recovered from the encounter site that lasted for about 5 hours.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in most parts of Pulwama district to mourn the death of three militants.

Reports said that all shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was also off the roads.

Pertinently, mobile internet services remained off in the Pulwama and Shopian since last night.

However, train service in the valley, including Srinagar-to Banihal in Jammu region via South Kashmir was operating normally.


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