Shopian: Militants offer gun salute to slain Bilal in Heff as thousands turn up for funeral prayers

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Shopian: Militants on Sunday appeared in the funeral procession of their slain colleague Bilal Ahmad Mohand at Heff in southern Shopian district and offered gun salute.
Local sources said that four militants showed up at Bilal’s funeral and fired some rounds in the air.
They said that tens of thousands of people are marching towards the village to bid adieu to Bilal.
As reported earlier, the government forces ahve blocked the main road leading to Heff village where Bilal and Saddam belong.
The local sources said that the people in thousands are taking alternate routes through orchards and alleys to reach the village.
Bilal, alonwith Saddam Padder, Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Rafi, Adil and Tauseef were killed in an encounter in Badigam village of the district.