J&K: Three killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral

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ANI Tral Mar 11, 2019, 06.22 AM (IST)

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral town of Pulwama district on Sunday.

Two AK-47 rifles and a pistol were recovered from the spot. The search operation is underway.

The gunfight broke out after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area acting on a tip-off on the presence of militants, officials said.

On March 7, one militant was killed in Handwara in an encounter. The state police said that the terrorist was a Pakistan national and was affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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The gunfight broke out after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area acting on a tip-off on the presence of terrorists, officials said.