Thousands of mourners attend funeral of slain rebel in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Thousands of mourners participated in funeral prayers of slain rebel Omais Ahmad Sheikh at South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, a day after he was killed in an encounter with government forces in Bandipora district of North Kashmir.

Sheikh was affiliated to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between police and anti-India demonstrators in Pulwama town this morning. The demonstrating youth pelted stones in forces deployment in the region who responded with tear smoke shelling.

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