In Pictures: Multiple funeral prayers offered to slain LeT commander Bashir Lashkari

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Srinagar

Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Bashir Lashkari was Sunday buried amid emotionally charged atmosphere in his ancestral village Soafshali in Kokernag area of district Islamabad.

Relatives and locals busy managing the dead body of Lashkar militant Bashir Ahmad in south Kashmir on Sunday. KL Image: Shah Hilal

People in large number marched towards Soafshali village in south Kashmir to participate in the funeral of  slain Lashkari who was killed in a day long gun battle in Brenti-Batpora in Dialgam village of Islamabad district along with his other associate.

A local lady paying her respect to the slain Lashkar militant on Sunday. KL Image: Shah Hilal

Locals said multiple funerals were offered to the slain militant.

Lashkari joined LeT on October 2, 2015. Categorised as an A++ militant, Lashkari was the outfit’s commander in south Kashmir district and carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh.

According to police he was involved in an attack which led to the death of six policemen on June 17 including An SHO Feroz Ahmad Dar.

In a gunfight, two civilians, Tahira and Shadab  were also killed in the area. Many more were reported to receive injuries when the locals tried to break the cordon and help militants to flee.

An unidentified woman, seemingly a relation, bidding adieu to the slain militant Bashir Lashkari whom police accused of killing a police officer and five of his subordinates in an attack in June 2017. KL Image: Shah Hilal

Police termed killing of Lashkari as major success, besides “revenge” of SHO Feroz’s killing and termed it as a “Justice delivered.”

Thousands of people were waiting for last 24 hours to be part of Lashkar’s funeral prayers. KL Image: Shah Hilal

Even State’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh tweeted “our brave armed forces have avenged the death of SHO Feroze Dar.”

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