Thousands attend slain Pulwama militant’s funeral, south Kashmir parts shut

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Srinagar: Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of IS militant Majid Manzoor Dar, at his ancestral Talangam village of Pulwama on Saturday who was killed in a gunfight with government forces along with his three associates in Khiram Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.

Dar was killed along with Dawood Ahmad Sofi of Srinagar, Aadil Rehman Bhat of Anantnag and Mohammad Ashraf Itoo of Anantnag.

A civilian, Mohammad Yousuf rather and SOG man were also killed in the initial exchange of fire, police said adding his wife Rafeeqa Bano was injured.

Meanwhile, some areas of Bijbehara and Pulwama in south Kashmir and HMT in Srinagar observed shutdown to mourn the killing of four militants and civilian at Srigufwara.