Pak funeral for Hygam militant

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Rawlakot: Militant Waheed Noor Khan’s, killed at Hygam near Sopore last week, was buried Saturday in his native after his body was returned home by India. A charged crowd of around 5,000 people including leaders of militant organisation attended the funeral in Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and chanted slogans against India. Officials described the return of body as the first time such an exchange had happened. “It has happened for the first time that India has handed over dead body of a militant to Pakistan,” Hamid Mughul, a senior official told AFP.

The deceased Khan was arrested by Indian forces around six years ago while he was crossing the border. Khan was acquitted of three charges in Kashmir but was killed in a bomb blast on June 20 while being taken to court for the fourth and final case against him.

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