Thousands attend funeral of slain Sopore militants

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Thousands of people on Thursday attended the funeral prayers of  two slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in Brath Kalan area of north Kashmir’s Sopore area of district Baramulla

Owais Ahmad Bhat and Tahir Ramzan Dar, were killed in an overnight gunfight in Brath Kalan area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

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As per reports a large number of people from Zaingeer area of Sopore including Brath Kalan, Saidpora, Dangarpora and other adjoining localities assembled at the native villages as the news of two militant’s  death spread.

Adding that thousands of mourners raised pro-freedom slogans as they marched with the bodies of the slain duo at their native villages.

Earlier,  clashes erupted in Sopore and a complete shutdown is being observed across the Sopore town and its adjacent areas soon after the news of the gunfight and the subsequent killing of the militants spread in the area.