Massive clashes in Sopore as funeral of slain militant tear gassed by police
Sopore: Police on Friday morning teargassed funeral procession of a militant from Sopore who was killed in a shootout in Handwara during intervening night of Thursday-Friday.
As the funeral procession was moving police tear gassed mourners leading to clashes, eyewitnesses said.
Massive clashes have erupted in Arampora area between protesters and government forces and according to locals police has used tear gas unabatedly and pellet gun too has been put to use.
“Funeral prayers are yet to be held for slain militant Naseer Ahmad Teli from Arampora,” Locals said.
They said that he will be buried in the graveyard at main market.
Sopore is on boil since night after news of a local militant’s killing spread in town.
In wake of the killing, authorities decided to impose restrictions in parts of Sopore today.
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