SRINAGAR Thousands of people on Monday participated in the funeral prayers of two teenage militants, killed yesterday along with their commander from Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, at Hajin in north Kashmirs Bandipora district.
There were also clashes in the Hajin following the burial of two teenage militants Mudasir Rashid Parray and Saqib Bilal Sheikh.
Mudasir and Saqib were killed on Sunday along with a Pakistani militant Ali Bhai in a gunfight with the government forces in Mujgund on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Reports said thousands of people, despite severe cold conditions, assembled at Hajin and participated in the funeral. Sombre scenes prevailed in the area as women were seen wailing while sister and mother of the teenage militants were inconsolable.
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Meanwhile, soon after the duo was laid to rest, youth pelted government forces with stones who responded by firing several tear smoke and sound shells to disperse them, reports said
The clashes continued for several hours and there were no reports about a serious injury to anyone during the ding-dong battle.
While Ali according to police was a Lashkar-e-Toiba commander, the two teenage militants had joined militant ranks recently. At least five residential houses were also damaged in the gunfight that lasted for 18 hours.
Ali, according to police records, was involved in several militancy crimes and cases including attacks on forces. He was also involved in the recruitment of local youth in Sumbal areas of Bandipora, the police spokesman had said in a statement.
A police official said that Ali was a Lashkar commander wanted in many cases. He was A++ category militant. Mudasir and Saqib had joined LeT recently, the official said.
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