Over 20 militants appear to offer gun salute to Zeenat ul Islam in Shopian

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Srinagar: People were in panic after hearing massive gunfire on Wednesday in Sugan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A group of at least 20 armed militants appeared in Sugan on the Chauhram of Al Badr militant commander Zeenat ul Islam, who was killed on Saturday, and offered gun salute to the slain commander, locals told The Kashmiriyat.

As per eyewitnesses, militants fired several aerial rounds as a mark of respect to Zeenat ul Islam.

People from various villages and town were seen visiting the families of the militants on Wednesday.

Mr. Islam and his associate Shakeel Ahmed Dar were both killed in a gunfight with the government forces on Saturday in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The incident of militants’ appearance or the firing was not confirmed by the police officials.

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