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

 
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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.

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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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