WATCH: Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

The ceremony for 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein took place at the premises of the Islamic Society of Denmark following Friday prayers.

By REUTERS
February 20, 2015 21:42

Funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Funeral of Copenhagen gunman

A funeral was held on Friday for the man who killed two and injured five in twin Copenhagen attacks over the weekend.

The ceremony for 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein took place at the premises of the Islamic Society of Denmark following Friday prayers.

According to Danish media, some 500 people had gathered for the ceremony.

The coffin was then taken to the Muslim cemetery in Broendby, south of Copenhagen.

The gunman first attacked a cafe hosting a free speech event on Saturday, probably trying to kill Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist who has received death threats for drawings of the Prophet Mohammad. Though Vilks was unharmed, a 55-year-old film maker participating in the event was killed.

He then attacked a synagogue, killing a guard, before police killed him in a Sunday morning shootout.


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