Two militants, including a physiotherapist killed in Bijbehara, thousands attend funerals

Two militants, affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in a nocturnal gunfight in Bijbehara. On eof the militants killed was a Physiotherapist identified as Dr Burhan-ud-Din Ganie.

Another militant has been identified as Safdar Amin.

The duo was killed in a nocturnal gunfight with armed forces after a joint of army’s 3RR and SoG launched a cordon and search operation in Baagandar Mohalla of the Town following inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

Reports said that soon after the searches were intensified, the militants opened fire which was retaliated leading to a gunfight.

The killed militants were identified as Burhan-ud-din Ganie son of Muhammad Sadiq Ganie, a resident of SK colony Anantnag. He was pursuing Bachelors in physiotherapy and Safdar Amin son of Muhammad Amin, a resident of Zirora in Bijbehara. The duo, sources said, was affiliated with Hizb ul-Mujahideen,

Police in a statement said two bodies were recovered from the site of the gunfight. A police spokesperson said that Safder was 25 years old and had joined Hizb ul-Mujahideen on 12th of May in 2017. While Burhan alias Saifullah had was graduating in Physiotherapy and was active with Hizb since 24th of June 2018.

Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the the funerals of both the militants.

Witnesses said that thousands of people from different areas of Anantnag district participated in the funeral of Burhan-ud-din at SK Colony in Anantnag. They said that multiple funeral prayers were held before Burhan was laid to rest.

Reports said that similar scenes were witnessed at Zirpora in Bijbehara where another slain militant Safdar was laid to rest amid multiple funeral prayers.

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