Tens of thousands participate in LeT commander’s funeral in Anantnag; gun-salute offered

Reports said that around six funeral were held from 8 am to 11: 30 am for the slain at a big ground in the village that could hold over thirty thousand people at a time.

Khalid Gul
Anantnag, Publish Date: Jun 25 2018 11:57AM | Updated Date: Jun 25 2018 5:12PM
Tens of thousands participate in LeT commander’s funeral in Anantnag; gun-salute offeredMir Wasim/GK

Tens of thousands of people on Monday took part in the last rites of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Shakoor Ahmad Dar at his native Sopat-Tangpora village in Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Reports said that around six funeral were held from 8 am to 11: 30 am for the slain at a big ground in the village that could hold over thirty thousand people at a time.

They said that at least three militants surfaced during the funeral and offered a gun-salute to their fallen associate.

Dar was killed along with an associate during a gunfight with the government forces in Qaimoh area of adjoining Kulgam district. His third associate was captured alive. A civilian was also killed during the clashes that erupted near the site of the gunfight.

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