Militant laid to rest in Tral amid Azadi slogans


Tral: Zahid Ahmed, one among the three militants killed in yesterday during a gun fight with government forces was laid to rest amid pro-freedom protest at Nawdal Tral village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Three militants-Zahid Ahmed Bhat from Nawdal Tral, Ishfaq Ahmed from Batgund Tral and Muhammad Ashraf Dar from Trich Pulwama were killed in a gunfight at Gulab Bagh Tral while a civilian Muhammad Younis of Saimou Tral was killed in Government Forces firing.

The civilian and the two militants were laid to rest on Wednesday night. Thousands of mourners participated in their funeral processions.

A large number of people also participated in the funeral procession of Zahid Ahmed at Nawdal Tral on Thursday. Mourners raised pro freedom and pro Zakir Musa slogans.

Shortly after the culmination of funeral procession, youth clashed with government forces who retaliated with tear-smoke shells. Mobile internet and cellular services barring government owned BSNL are shut in the district. Heavy contingent of government forces personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order in the town. (CNS)

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