Witnesses said that few militants appeared from a window of a mosque and fired several rounds in air to pay respects to Fayaz Ahmad alias Setha who was killed in yesterday’s ambush in Mir Bazar area of Anantnag
The attack had also left a policeman, two other civilians dead.
Ahmad was involved in the Udhampur highway attack on a Border Security Forces convoy in August 2015 that left two BSF troopers and a militant dead, said an official.
Ahmad was wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and a reward of Rs 2 lakh had been announced for his capture.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended his last rites in Qaimoh