Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain Hizb, Jaish militants in south Kashmir villages

Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain Hizb, Jaish militants in south Kashmir villages
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Srinagar: Thousands of people on Friday turned up for the funeral prayers of slain militants in Laribal and Charsoo villages of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Three militants, two of the Hizbul Mujahideen and one of Jaish-e-Mohammad, were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday in Gulshanpora village of Tral township of the district.

The slain militants were identified as Zubair Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Huraira, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, resident of Chursoo, Awantipora; Shakoor Ahmad Parray alias Jaffar, son of Ghulam Nabi Parray, resident of Laribal Tral; and Tawseef Ahmad Thoker alias Abu Talha, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Thoker, resident of Chursoo, Awantipora.

Reports said that two groups of militants appeared at the funeral of Shakoor in Laribal Tral and offered gun salutes.