Srinagar: Hundreds of people, including several gun-toting militants, attended the funeral of a slain Lashkar-e-Taiba 'commander' in south Kashmir despite people's movement being restricted and internet curfew clamped across the Kashmir Valley on Monday, a day after four civilians and two insurgents were killed in a shootout with the Army.
Dozens of clashes involving stone-pelting erupted in Shopian as people came out on the streets to protest alleged civilian deaths in the south Kashmir district on Sunday evening.
While the security forces claim that all those killed were militants or their over-ground workers, separatist leaders and locals alleged that four of them were civilians.
The deaths on Sunday evening occurred after a militant travelling in a car attacked an Indian Army's mobile vehicle checkpost near Pahnoo village in Shopian district, some 60 km south of Srinagar.
Four persons were confirmed dead on Sunday night and two more bodies were recovered on Monday morning, police said.
Police said they recovered the bullet-ridden body of LeT militant Ashiq Hussain Bhat at Saidpora area in Shopian, about six km from the firing spot. He was missing since November 13, 2017.
"Preliminary investigation suggests that Bhat's death was part of Sunday's gunfight in Pahnoo village. Further investigation is on," a police officer said.
The body of a civilian, Gowhar Ahmad Lone, 24, ...