Sopore Militant laid to rest amid intense sloganeering, associates offer gun salute

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Second militant who was killed in the Kreeri gunfight on Thursday was today identified by police as Minhajul Mohiuddin, a resident of Brath Sopore.


The body was handed over to family by police on Friday afternoon.


A huge gathering of people attended the funeral prayers of lashkar militant who was killed along with his associate in Kreeri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.



Eyewitnesses said that people in thousands  assembled in Brath village of Sopore after the body of slian Minhajul Mohiddin reached his home today after Friday congregational prayers.


Amid pro freedom slogans, Minhajul was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Brath Kalan village.


Minhajul Mohiddin was killed along with his associate Akeel Sofi of Khanpora Baramulla.


Reports said militants appeared on stage in the funeral and offered gun salutes to the slain. Few masked gunmen appeared in the funeral and fired gunshots in air, eyewitnesses said


Pictures: Peerzada Waseem