Militants Give Gun Salute To Fallen Comrade

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Tral—At least four armed militants Tuesday surfaced at the funeral of 17-year-old Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Adil Rashid Chopan, and gave him a gun salute in full public gaze while mourners continued to chant pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans.   Amid spontaneous shutdown, thousands of people participated in the last rites of the militant killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tral area of Pulwama district on Monday. 

Adil Rashid Chopan, who had been rescued by local people from encounter site in May this year at Saimoh village was killed in a gunfight in Gulshanpora Gujarbasti village of Tral township, was laid to rest at the martyrs’ graveyard in Lurow where thousands of people attended his funeral prayers.   

Reports said that men, women, children and old participated in funeral procession amid pro-freedom slogans. Women were seen showering flower petals and confectionaries over the body of young militant who was only 17-years-old.   

Meanwhile, people observed a complete shutdown in the town. All the shops, educational institutions and business establishments remained shut while transport also remained off the roads.

 Mobile Internet service continues to remain suspended for the second consecutive day. It was suspended on Monday after the killing of teenager militant.

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