Shopian: The funeral prayers of Aqib Ahmad who was killed in an encounter was performed in his ancestral village Hillow, Shopian (South Kashmir).
According to the sources, he was a local militant who has joined militancy ranks some months back. He was a student of BG 1st semester when he joined the rank.
On 1st September Aqib announces his joining and was active since then. He was affiliated with a terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), said the sources.
He got killed today morning in an encounter along with his 3 other associates in Pulwama area of South Kashmir.
Earlier on Monday, on a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Lassipora area in District Pulwama, by Police and security forces. During searches, terrorists fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.