Shopian: Govt forces block main road leading to Saddam Padder’s village

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Shopian: Government forces on Sunday blocked the main road leading the ancestral village of Saddam Padder and Bilal Mohand who were slain in an encounter early today.
Local sources said that the joint teams of Army, CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir police bloacked the main road leading to Heff in Shopian where Saddam Padder and Bilal Mohand belonged.
They said that only the vehcile carrying the dead body of Bilal was allowed to proceed to the village. The bod of Saddam is yet to reach his home.
“Government forces have erected barricades and blocked the movement of people on the main road,” they said.
Saddam Padder and Bilal Mohand were killed by government forces alongwith an Assistant Professor and two other militants during a gunfight earlier today.
The forces also killed three civilians in the ensuing clashes, so far, while dozens of others have suffered bullet and pellet injuries.