Thousands attend funeral prayers of Hizb militant in north Kashmir

Sopore: Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral prayers of slain Hizb ul Mujhaideen militant Toib Majeed Mir and his associate Ashiq Ahmed Bhat at their ancestral villages of Sopore and Pattan.

Toib and his another associate Ashiq Hussian Bhat were killed in a shootout late night at  Sultanpora Zachaldara village of Handwara town in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Monday late evening.

Witness said that slain Toib’s body was carried by mourners from his home to a local playground at Brath Kalan area of Sopore where his funeral prayers were held.

Amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans, most of the people were seen wailing during his last rites.

Scores of people, including women and children, assembled in the Brath village to take part in last rites of the slain militant.

 Toib Majeed Mir son of Abdul Majeed Mir from Brath Kalan Sopore joined militants ranks in 2016. He along with Aijaz Shiekh had gone missing in May 2016. Aijaz was killed in Gunfight at Nethipora earlier this year.

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