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Armed forces fire teargas shells at civilians during funeral prayers of killed militant in Sopore

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Srinagar: Armed forces fired teargas shells on Thursday on civilians who were mourning during the funeral prayers of killed militant Mehraj-ud-Din in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Din was killed in a gunfight with the forces in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Top Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt was also killed in the gunfight yesterday morning.

The funeral prayers of Din were being held at Iqbal market in Sopore when the forces resorted to tear gas shelling.

Several tear gas shells were fired at the civilians as the prayers were about to conclude.

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