Srinagar: Thousands of people from many nearby areas of Kokernag Sunday attended the funeral of slain militant commander Bashir Lashkari at his native village Soaf Shali.
Lashkari along with his associate Abu Maz were killed in a gunfight in Dialgam area of Anantnag district on Saturday.
Soon after a large number of people attended his funeral prayers, Lashkari was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
In the gunfight, two civilians, Tahira and Shadab were also killed in the area. Many more were reported to receive injuries when the locals tried to break the cordon and help militants to flee.
Multiple funerals of Bashir Ahmed Wani were offered due to assembly of large number of mourners in the village.
The troops had also killed a woman Tahira and a youth Shadab during protests in Dialgam area of the district. Many were injured when locals tried to break the cordon laid by the troops in the area.