Khrew Gunfight: Thousands attend funerals of slain militants in Pulwama
Pulwama : Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two slain militants who were killed in a predawn gunfight with government forces at Sharshali village of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
Adnan Ahmad Lone alias Uqaab, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Braw Bandina, Awantipora and Adil Bilal Bhat alias Umair Al Hizbi son of Bilal Ahmad Bhat resident of Malangpora, Pulwama were killed in a gunfight in Khrew earlier today.
Witnesses said that three rounds of funeral prayers were held for Adnan Lone and four rounds for Adil Bhat.
They said that thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers held at their native villages.
Earlier, police said that both the slain militants were close associates of top Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo.