Civilian, two slain militants laid to rest in Shopian

Civilian, two slain militants laid to rest in Shopian
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Srinagar: Two deceased militants and a civilian were laid to rest on Thursday at their native places in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Shakir Ahmad Mir, a civilian youth was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Kalampora village of Shopian after five rounds of funeral prayers were offered to the slain.
Shakir according to locals was not part of protest but was grazing his sheep when forces targeted him with bullet on his head.
Shakir, according to locals was a labourer who had left his studies after primary schooling.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader that 13 sheep and a calf also got killed during the gunfight between militants and the government forces.
Two militants, Sameer Ahmad Wani of Choiegund-Adoo and Firdous Ahmad Lone of Gonawpora, were trapped in a cowshed before getting killed during a gunfight.
Both the militants were also laid to rest amid pro freedom, anti India and Islam slogans in their native places, witnesses said.
Sameer was active since four months while as Firdous was active since 2016 summer uprising.

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