Thousands participate in funeral prayers of Sadam, Bilal

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Srinagar: Thousands of people on Monday participated in the funeral prayers of Sadam Hussain Padder and Bilal Ahmad, were killed by government forces alongwith three other militants in Shopian on Sunday.
Saddam was the last associate of familiar militant commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in July 2016 triggering a massive uprising.
Slain Hizb commanders Saddam and Bilal of Heff Shirmal, Shopian were later laid to rest amid high pitched pro-freedom slogans.
At least 18 funerals were offered for the duo before their burial since Sunday evening, witnesses said adding each of these prayers were attended by thousands.
A group of militants also appeared during the funeral prayers and offered gun salute to their slain companions.
Five militants including Saddam and Bilal and five civilians were killed by government forces in Shopian on Sunday during a gunfight and clashes.