Braving snow thousands attend funeral of slain militants in north Kashmir’s Baramulla

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Amid inclement weather thousands on Thursday attended the funeral of three LeT militants in Baramulla, Photograph by Junaid Bhat for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Thousands of people Thursday  participated in the last rites of slain militants in north Kashmir’s district Baramulla

Eyewitnesses said that despite snow and rain thousands including women and children participated in the funeral of three local Lashkar-e-Toiba militants who were killed in an encounter in Binner village of Baramulla on Thursday.

They said that the trio were given farewell amidst pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans with women singing eulogies for the slain.

The slains militants identified as Shoiab Akhoon of Khanpora, Mosin Mushtaq of Qazi Hamam and Nisar Darzi of Jamia Mohalla old town Baramulla

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