Tral Encounter Ends After 20 Hours: One More Militant Killed, Toll Three; Search On

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Jahangeer Ganaie
One more militant was killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in Chewa Ullar area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday afternoon taking the toll of slain militants to three.

An official told News agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two militants have been killed in an exchange of fire that started on Thursday evening while as the search operation is on in the area.

He said that one militant was killed on Thursday evening while two were killed on Friday morning, whose identification is being ascertained. He said the operation lasted for 20 hours.

An official on Thursday evening said that a joint team of Police, army’s 42 RR, and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

Penitently, this is the 12th encounter in South Kashmir in the month of June in which so far 33 militants have been killed.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure internet services have been snapped in PD Awantipora—(KNO)

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