Civilian killed in Pampore gunfight laid to rest

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SRINAGAR: Hundreds of mourners participated in funeral procession of civilian who was killed during a gunfight between armed anti-India rebels and government forces in Pampore area of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday evening.

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The deceased – Abdul Gani Mir – worked as a gardener at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute in Pampore where the rebels took refuge after attacking a bus of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) which was part of a convoy.

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The funeral process was held at his native village Gundipora in Pulwama district on Monday morning.

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Mir initially sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to SMHS hospital in state’s summer capital Srinagar, where he later succumbed to injuries.

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48-year-old Mir was the only bread earner in his family and is survived by his parents, wife, son and two daughters.