J&K

Militant Killed in Tral Encounter

KNB

Pulwama 26 June (KNB): One militant was killed in an encounter in a forest in Tral in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.




According to official, Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with army launched a cordon and search operation in the Branpatri forest area of Tral on Wednesday morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesperson said.

The hiding militants opened firing on security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle, he said.

“One militant was killed in the gun battle while there were no casualties among the security forces,” he added.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained. (KNB)




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