Srinagar: A huge number of people Tuesday attended multiple funeral prayers of Hizb commander Sameer Taiger and his associate Aqib Khan.
Later, amid high pitched sloganeering and wet eyes, both the slain militants were laid to rest at their native places in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Tiger son of Mohammad Maqbool of Drabgam and Aqib Khan son of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan of Rajpora – were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Drabgam yesterday.
A civilian teenage youth Shahid Ashraf Dar of Arihal was also was killed after hit by a bullet during the clashes near the gunfight site.
Two soldiers including an army major were wounded in the gunfight.