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At funeral, militants give ‘gun salute’ to insurgent killed in Kulgam

A group of militants appeared at the funeral of a slain insurgent and fired a volley of bullets in the air as a “gun salute” in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

The alarming incident occurred during the funeral of Fayaz Ahmed alias Setha, a resident of Qaimoh area of Kulgam, who was killed in retaliation on Saturday after militants attacked a police party in Mir Bazaar area in Kashmir.

Three civilians and a cop were also killed in the attack.

At least four militants appeared in the crowd during the funeral and offered “gun salute” to the slain insurgent by firing in the air from their AK-assault rifles on Sunday, police officials said.

The incident comes just a couple of days after the security forces carried out a major combing operation in the neighbouring Shopian district to flush out militants.

According to police officials, there have been quite some instances of militants appearing at the funerals of slain associates in recent times.
News Source : HT