📷 | Amid clashes thousands attend funeral of Sopore militant

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Mourners were fired tear gas shells during the funeral procession of militant in Sopore. Photograph by Junaid Bhat for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Intense stone pelting and protests have marked the funeral procession of the slain militant Mehraj Sofi in Sopore town of North Kashmir.

The funeral prayers of the slain militant who was killed in a gunfight with forces along with top Lashkar Commander Naveed Jatt in Budgam on Wednesday were held in historical Iqbal Market this morning triggering protests and stone pelting.

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Thousands at the funeral procession of militant in Sopore. Photograph by Junaid Bhat

The stone pelting according to reporter was responded with Police resorting to teargas shelling bringing chaos in the town. Further details are awaited.

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Smoke fills people around the body of slain militant in Sopore. Phoptograph by Junaid Bhat

 

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