Sea of mourners at Shakoor’s funeral, 'Colleagues offer gun-salute' | KNO

Sea of mourners at Shakoor’s funeral, 'Colleagues offer gun-salute' | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 25 (KNO) : A sea of mourners attended the six back to back rounds of funeral of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Shakoor Ahmad Dar at his native Sopat-Tangpora village in Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

A witness 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.