Thousands attend funeral of Hizb militant in Pulwama
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Thousands attend funeral of Hizb militant in Pulwama

Thousands of people on Sunday took part in the funeral prayers of Hizb militant Raqib Bashir who died in a gunbattle with forces last evening in Gundpora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Thousands of people on Sunday took part in the funeral prayers of Hizb militant Raqib Bashir who died in a gunbattle with forces last evening in Gundpora village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Witnesses said that mourners kept filling the streets in Zadoora, ancestral village of Raqib, since early Sunday morning.

In adjacent Newa village, youths hurled rocks at the police and paramilitary forces who responded by bursting tear smoke shells.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in a vast area of the district, including the Pulwama town.

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