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Militants offer gun salute at Burhan’s grave

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NC MLA’s residence attacked in Tral; CRPF camp attacked in Tahab

Srinagar, Jul 06: Militants on Friday offered gun salute to slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on his second death anniversary at his native Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Eye witnesses said that a group of five masked militants appeared at the Eidgah in Tral where Wani is buried and fired several rounds in the air as a tribute.

Wani was killed along with two associates in an encounter with government forces in Bamdoora village of Kokernag in Anantnag district on July 08 2016. His death triggered an uprising in Kashmir that lasted many months.

“Militants carrying guns and wearing masks fired six shots in the air and left quickly from the graveyard,” said an eye-witness said.

Meanwhile, militants on Friday hurled a grenade at the residence of former National Conference MLA Mohammad Subhan Bhat in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports said a grenade was hurled at the residence of Bhat in main town Tral at 2:50 pm. The grenade hit the roof of an adjoining house and exploded without causing any loss, they said.

In a separate incident, militants attacked a CRPF camp in Tahab village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Friday evening.

“Around 8: 10 pm militants hurled a grenade at the CRPF camp in Tahab village,” a police official said.

He said the sentry on duty resorted to aerial firing after the attack, however, no fatalities were reported.

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