Srinagar, May 18: Five militants killed in Tangdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were buried midnight, official sources said on Sunday.
They said that army handed over the bodies to local police and the former conducted all medico-legal formalities. Later police handed over the bodies to locals of Badwan, a small hamlet in Tanghdar sector, for last rites.
People offered funeral prayers and buried them at Badwan area- which is close to forests during the intervening night of May 26/ 27 at around 2:30 am, the sources said.
The encounter broke out after the soldiers of 20 JAT intercepted a group of infiltrators near eagle post on May 25. (GNS)