Militant killed on sisters wedding day, celebrations convert into mourning

Srinagar

Sister of one of the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Galoora area of Handwara area of Kupwara was getting married on Tuesday.

Slain militant Liyaqat Ahmad Lone

Reports said that the slain militant, Liyaqat Ahmad Lone son of late Ghulam Mohidin Lone had joined militant ranks on 8 July this year, marking the second anniversary of Hizb commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

A family member of the slain militant said that his sister was getting married today. “We are going to collect his body,” he said and broke down.

No conversation was possible thereafter. Locals of the area said that Liyaqat was a father of three children and left home this year. “We have not seen him since July this year and we also did not know he has joined militant ranks,” GNS quoted a local as saying.

Earlier, police and army claimed to have killed the two militants in a gunfight at Galoora area of Handwara. (GNS)

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