Militants offer gun salute to slain Hurriyat activist in south Kashmir’s Shopian

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Shopian: Militants on Thursday offered gun salute to a Hurriyat Conference (G) activist who was shot dead by unknown gunmen this afternoon in Meminder village here.

Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that a group of militants, seven in number, appeared in Meminder village when funeral prayers of slain Hurriyat activist Tariq Ahmad Ganie were being offered. The militants fired several shots in air to pay tribute to the slain activist.

After offering gun salute, the militants quickly left the spot, witnesses said.

Ganie was abducted by unknown gunmen this afternoon and later shot dead at a distance of approximately 200 meters away from his home.