Srinagar, October 18:One more youth was killed by troops in a brief gunfight in Pulwama, district. thousands of people joined his funeral.
The youth as killed by the personnel of 50-Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army and Special Operation Group during a cordon and search operation at Dougam Kakapora area of the district.
Four youth have been killed by Indian troops in less than two days since Wednesday morning. Earlier, three youth were killed by the troops in a search operation in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, yesterday.
Meanwhile, thousands of people on Thursday morning participated in the last rites of slain militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat at his native village Dangerpora in Padgampora area of Southern Kashmir’s Awantipora in Pulwama district.
Reports said that despite restrictions, a large number of people participated in the funeral prayers of Showkat.
Eyewitnesses said that masked militants also appeared at the funeral prayers and offered a gun salute to slain militant.
Showkat, who was pursuing B.Pharmacy in Kashmir University.