Pulwama: Thousands of people from across Pulwama town and surrounding villages Thursday participated in the funeral procession of a local pro-freedom militant who along with a Pakistan national was killed in a gunfight with Security forces early morning.
|Thousands of people thronged the area to offer funeral prayers|
Manzoor Ahmad of Aelichibagh, Samboora in the district had joined the Lashkar-e-Toiba about seven months ago, an official said. Ahmad, along with an unidentified Pakistan national, were trapped inside a house in Goosu village late evening on Wednesday.
|House in which the slain militants were trapped|
Ahmad’s body was handed over to his heirs for last right in Samboora, while the body of the foreign national was taken to Boniyar ‘martyrs’ graveyard – about 150 kilometers from the spot of gunfight.
|People visited the family’s house where the encounter took place|
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in the district after the death of the militants.