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A policeman was killed in an encounter with suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Jammu-Kashmir’s Tral village on Sunday morning. He was identified as Manzoor Ahmed of J&K Police’s Special Operation Group. Three others including an army major were injured in the incident. Two militants, one of them who belonged to Pakistan, were also gunned down by the security forces. “We have killed 2 terrorists, one of them is a Pakistani. it was a joint operation by J&K police and security forces,” SP Vaid, DGP Law and Order told news agency ANI.
The encounter began on Saturday night after security forces cordoned off the area and launched search operations in the evening based on specific inputs regarding the presence of around two or three Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Tral, the same village slain militant commander Burhan Wani belonged to.
Meanwhile, locals protested against army presence in the area and pelted stones at the CRPF jawans who had launched a door to door search operation to flush out the militants. They also attacked a jawan and snatched his rifle.
While the search operation was underway, militants fired at the security officials after which more troops were called in. The search operation was being jointly carried out by 42 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group of J&K Police and the Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
More details are awaited