Militant killed in brief shootout in Tral village



A militant was killed in a gun fight with government forces in Tral area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir today.

The gun fight started between militants and government forces this afternoon in Chopan Mohalla, seer area of Tral when militants hiding in the area fired upon the forces, which have cordoned the area on specific information about presence of militants there, officials said.

They said in the ensuing fire fight a militant identified as Adil Hamid Chopan, son of Abdul Hamid Chopan, a resident of Laru Jabgir falling under police station Tral, was killed.

The troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group of local police and Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) were involved in the search operation.

Adil is believed to have been active since March 2017.

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