Video goes viral as militants offer gun salute in Shopian

Video goes viral as militants offer gun salute in Shopian
Still from the viral video on social media

SHOPIAN — Militants on Wednesday evening appeared in Keegam village of Shopian and offered gun salute.

Reports reaching here said that the militants appeared at the grave of slain militant namely Bilal Ahmad and fired many shots in air to pay tribute to their colleague.

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Locals also said that they heard many shots at around 9 PM. However, they don’t know what it actually was.

Bilal along with his associate namely Rahil from Ganderbal was killed in a brief shootout in orchards of Pargochi Shopian on April 06.

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Meanwhile, a video has gone viral on social media in which militants can be seen firing in air while shouting ‘Takbeer Takbeer’, which is believed to be the video of today’s gun salute at Keegam.

An official on condition of anonymity confirmed that gun salute was given to slain Bilal by militants at Keegam. “However, video isn’t clear and authenticity of video is being checked,” he said.

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