Thousands attend funeral of slain LeT militant in Sopore

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Srinagar

Thousands of people on Monday participated in funeral prayers of slain Lashkar-e- Toiba militant Ishfaq Majeed Mir in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

Mourners during the funeral of slain LeT militant in Sopore on Monday, March 4, 2019.
Pic: Junaid Bhat

Reports said that thousands of people including women and children attended the funeral prayer of slain militant in Brath village of Sopore.

Pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans were raised by the mourners as the body was marched towards the local graveyard.

Ishfaq was killed along with an associate in a 55-hour-long gunfight with the forces in Babagund village of Langate area of north Kashmir’s Handwara town on Sunday.

Five forces personnel and a civilian were also killed during the gunfight. Eleven forces personnel including a CRPF officer were injured in the gunfight.

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