Thousands attend funeral of top militant commander Zakir Musa in South Kashmir’s Tral

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Friday participated in the funeral prayers of killed militant commander Zakir Musa at his native Noorpora village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports and witnesses said that thousands of people from various parts of Pulwama district reached Noorpora despite restrictions and rains to participate in the last rites of Musa who was killed by the armed forces in a gunfight last night.

Body of Zakir Musa who was killed in a gunfight last night in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district was handed over to his family for last rites this morning.

Local sources said that the body of Musa was recovered early morning from the site of the gunfight in Dadsara village along with an AK 47 rifle and a rocket launcher.

The gunfight broke out after a joint team of the army and the SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in Dadsara village last evening amid intelligence reports about the presence of one of the Kashmir’s most wanted militant commander Zakir Musa.

A police officer said that Musa turned down offer to surrender and fired UBGL grenades and opened fire which was retaliated leading to a gunfight.


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