Srinagar, April 25: Thousands of mourners on Wednesday turned up at the funeral of two slain rebels in Handura and Khargund villages of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Two rebels – Abid Ahmad of Khargund and Ishfaq Ahmad of Handoora – were killed along with two other, identified by the police as Umar Khalid and Yasir, in a 12-hour-long gunfight in Lam forests of Tral yesterday.
A soldier and a policeman were also killed and two army men wounded in the gunfight.
Eye witnesses said that thousands of people had assembled in both the villages to take part in the last rites of the slain militants.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown is being observed in Tral area to mourn the killings.