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January 25, 2019 12:14 am

Thousands Attend Funerals Of 3 Militants In Baramulla 

BARAMULLA — Several thousands of people attend funeral prayers to the three slain militants killed in an encounter with government forces in Binner area of north  Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. 

According to reports, thousands of people including women and children attended the funeral prayers of slain militants in Baramulla amid pro-freedom sloganeering.

Shoaib Akhoon, Top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander of Khanpora, his two slain friends Mosin Mushtaq of Qazi Hamam and Nisar Darzi of Jamia Mohalla old town Baramulla were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Binner village of the district on Wednesday.

An eyewitness said that thousands of people from Baramulla areas and other adjoining localities assembled old town to offer funeral prayers. 

In Khanpora village of Baramulla large number of mourners shouting pro-freedom slogans carried slain commander' Shoaib Akhoon's body in a procession to the graveyard for burial.

In Old town Baramulla Nisar and Mosin's bodies were marched by thousands of mourners from their homes to a local graveyard where their  funeral prayers were held.

Pertinently, a complete shutdown was being observed in parts of Baramulla to mourn the killing of three local militants. Police barred media men from covering the funerals. 

Meanwhile, in wake of the killings, authorities suspended internet services in parts of Baramulla as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order problem.


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