Srinagar, May 1: Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral of two slain militants including Hizb Commander Sameer Tiger and a youth in Drabgam and Rajpora villages of in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants – Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias ‘Tiger’ son of Mohammad Maqbool of Drabgam and Aqib Khan son of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan of Rajpora – were killed in a gunfight at Drabgam yesterday.
A civilian teenage youth Shahid Ashraf Dar of Arihal was also killed after hit by a bullet during the clashes near the gunfight site.
Two soldiers including an army major wounded in the gunfight.
Eyewitnesses said that a large number of people participated in funeral prayers of the two slain militants at both the villages. Later the duo was laid to rest at their respective native places. (GNS)