Braving rain thousands attend Sopore militant’s funeral


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Despite incessant rains thousands of people on Friday participated in the funeral of Tehreek ul Mujahidin militant Naseer Teli, killed in a gunfight with government forces at Sagipora area of Handwara in north Kashmir on Thursday night.

Teli, a resident of Gulabad Arampora area of Handwara had joined militant ranks recently.

Reports said the body of Teli’s  was given to his family at 2 am in the night and was laid to rest amid massive protest and pro-freedom slogans at 10 pm in Chinkipora area of Sopore in which thousands of people participated.

Teli was killed in a brief gunfight with government forces when he and his other associates were traveling in a car.

Meanwhile, strict restrictions have been placed in parts of Sopore to prevent protests against the killing.


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