India: 1 policeman, 2 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Tral
The Army had launched a cordon and search in Tral at around 6:30 pm on the basis of information of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Srinagar on Saturday. (Representative image) (Image source: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)
Two militants have been killed in the encounter with security forces in Tral, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, where a fierce gunbattle was underway since Saturday night.
One of the terrorists is a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander and the other is a Pakistani national, ANI reported.
We have killed 2 terrorists, one of them is a Pakistani. it was a joint op by J&K police and security forces: SP Vaid, DGP Law and Order pic.twitter.com/7laRWYP8iT— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2017
With the encounter having ended today, combing operations have been launched to ensure no untoward elements are still in the area that has been cordoned off. One policeman was also killed and three Army personnel including one officer were injured in the gunbattle.
Srinagar: Wreath laying ceremony of Constable Manzoor Ahmed who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Tral pic.twitter.com/DSrXJRSwXF— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2017
The Army had launched a cordon and search in Tral at around 6:30 pm IST on the basis of information of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Srinagar on Saturday.
The area was sealed and security forces zeroed in on the house where terrorists were holed up. The hiding terrorist opened fire on the forces, triggering an encounter.More details awaited.