Militants on Friday offered a gun salute to slain Hizb ul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani ahead of his second anniversary at his native Tral township of Pulwama district.
Witnesses said that after the culmination of Friday prayers, 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 to the slain commander.
“Militants carrying guns and wearing masks fired six shots in the air and left quickly from the graveyard,” said a witness, who didn’t give his name.
Wani was killed along with two associates in Bamdoora village of Kokernag in Anantnag district on 8 July 2016. His death triggered an uprising in Kashmir that lasted many months.