Two Militants Killed in Tral Encounter

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

Two militants were killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama district, police sources said on Saturday.

They said that two militants have been killed in the encounter, which broke out on late Friday evening, at Rathsuna area of the south town.

Based on specific intelligence input about presence of militants, a joint operation was launched by 42 Rashtriya Rifles of Army and the Special Operation Group of Police, resulting into killing of two militants, they said.

The slain militants according to police sources have been identified as Shabir Mir and Idris Ahmad Shah, both residents of Tral. They said that both were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahedeen outfit.

“Arms and ammunition including AK 47 rifles were recovered from the encounter site,” they said.

Earlier, in the week two Hizbul Mujahedeen militants were killed and four army men were injured in an encounter in Shopian district in South Kashmir.

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