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Thousands attend last rites of slain militant in Awantipora

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Thousands participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant Shabir Ahmed in Aghanzpora Awantipora area of district Pulwama on Friday.

Reports said that thousands of the people from Aghanzpor and adjoining villages participated in the funeral prayers of Slain militant Shabir Ahmed, a resident of Aghanzpora Awantipora Pulwama, who was killed during an encounter between the militants and government forces in Ballhama Khunmoh area of Pulwama district.

The gunfight had begun yesterday after forced chased the militants following an attack on the policemen guarding a Bharatiya Janata Party leader Anwar Khan in Balhama area of Khonmoh.

The militants were trapped by the forces in a house which was razed to ground by the use of explosives.

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