Funeral held for Kashmir rebel leader killed in clash

The government suspended train service and reportedly blocked internet access in the India-administered region, trying to halt thousands of mourners from paying their respects to Zeenat ul-Islam.

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    Government forces have tried to stop mourners from taking part in a funeral for a senior rebel commander in India-administered Kashmir.

    Thousands defied roadblocks and barriers to gather in the home town of Zeenat ul-Islam, one of two fighters killed in a clash with government troops on Saturday.

    Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari has the latest.


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