Reyaz Rashid

Nephew of JeM chief buried in Gantamulla graveyard

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Baramulla: Nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit Chief Masood Azhar, Usman Hyder, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was buried at Gantamulla  graveyard on Wednesday night in north Kashmir district on Wednesday.

The body of the slain militant was shifted to Police Lines Baramulla where from it was  brought to Police Station  Sheeri Gantamulla and buried in the graveyard were foreign militants were being buried by police with the help of locals.

A local said that they had already dug a grave as they were told that the slain militant was foreigner who was identified as Usman Hyder-nephew of Jaish-e-Muhammad Chief Maulana Masood Azhar. He was also buried here during the night. So far more than 110 militants were laid to rest here.

Hyder was killed along with his local associate Showkat Ahmad Khan in a gunfight with government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

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