Kashmir Indepth

Amid rains, thousands attend multiple funerals for slain militant Zakir Moosa

Amid rains and fasting, thousands of people on Friday participated in the last rites of slain militant commander Zakir Moosa who was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday night.

Reports and eyewitnesses said thousands of people from various villages of Tral and Pulwama thronged to Noorpora, the native village of Moosa, to participate in the funeral prayers of the slain militant commander.

Moosa, the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, was killed in a gunfight with government forces at Dadsara village in Tral on Thursday night.

Witnesses said around 15000 people participated in four rounds of funerals held for Moosa so far while people continue to pour in the village.

Meanwhile Kashmir shuts to mourn the killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind (AGH) Cheif Zakir Musa, while authorities suspended internet services in Kashmir as a precautionary measure.

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