Tral, Apr 25: Associates of one of the slain militants Wednesday offered gun salute to Ishfaq Ahmad in Handoora Tral village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Two militants – Abid Ahmad of Khargund and Ishfaq Ahmad of Handoora – were killed along with two foreigners, identified by the police as Umar Khalid and Yasir, in a 12-hour-long gunfight in Lam forests of Tral yesterday. A soldier and a policeman were also killed and two army men wounded in the gunfight.
Reports said that thousands of people participated in the last rites of these two slain militants at their respective villages while in Handoora, associates of slain militant Ishfaq appeared in his funeral and offered gun salutes to him.
Reports said that back to back funeral prayers were offered for these two Jaish-e-Muhammad militants.
Meanwhile, amid clashes a complete shutdown was being observed in Tral town to mourn the killings of these two militants. (CNS)