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Over A Dozen Rounds Of Funeral Prayers For Kulgam Civilians; Militants Offer Gun-Salute

SRINAGAR, JULY 07: Thousands of people on Saturday participated in the last rites of three civilians killed in forces’ firing in Hawoora village of Redwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

An eye witness said that fifteen rounds of funeral prayers were held for the slain civilians at a school ground in Hawoora village. Thousands of people participated in the prayers, he said.

A group of militants appeared in the funeral several times and offered a gun-salute to the slain.

Three civilians, Shakir Ahmad (22), Irshad Majid (20) and Andleeb Jan (16), were killed after forces opened fire on protesters in Hawoora village during clashes.

POLICE VERSION OF KILLINGS:

An army patrol in District Kulgam while moving through Hawoora Mishipora area this afternoon was pelted by miscreants.

Consequently army tried to disperse the miscreants and in the process five individuals sustained injuries.

The injured persons were evacuated to nearby hospital. However, later three persons succumbed to the injuries including a girl while the other two individuals are stated to be stable.

Police has started investigation into the matter.

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