Thousands participate in funeral prayers of slain militants

Srinagar

Thousands of people on Saturday participated in the funeral prayers of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Wasim Shah and his associate Nasir Ahmad at their ancestral villages in southern Kashmir.

Reports said that the funeral prayers of Wasim Shah were offered at least five times in Heff village to accommodate the rush of people who were marching from different areas of south Kashmir.

Similar scenes were witnessed at the funeral of Nasir Ahmad in Litter village of Pulwama.

Four rounds of funeral prayers were held for him to accommodate the thousands of mourners.

Pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans were raised as the bodies of both the militants, killed in a gunfight in Litter village earlier today, were marched towards the graveyard.

Clashes erupted in Chillipora after angry youth hurled rocks at the recently-established army camp. The forces responded by firing tear gas shells.

Earlier in the day, a civilian Gulzar Ahmad Mir was killed and several others injured after forces opened fire to break up protests near the gunfight site.

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