Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants, policeman killed in Tral encounter

The encounter began Saturday night after a search operation was launched in the evening to flush out militants.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2017 1:32 pm
Wreath laying ceremony of constable Manzoor Ahmed who lost his life in an encounter with militants in Tral. (Source: ANI) Wreath laying ceremony of constable Manzoor Ahmed who lost his life in an encounter with militants in Tral. (Source: ANI)

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.

He was laid to rest with full state honours. (Source: ANI) He was laid to rest with full state honours. (Source: ANI)

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

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    IML sood
    Mar 5, 2017 at 2:57 am
    It is sickening that brave jawans are being killed but we are still waiting for strict action against the helpers of the crimes being committed by these territories
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      Ashish Sharma
      Mar 5, 2017 at 11:07 am
      He is a martyred not kiled...... Kindly differntiate between them.
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        Masood Ali
        Mar 5, 2017 at 5:50 am
        The Police man who died was MUSLIM . So there will not be enrage and outrage in Publicb about his martyrdom.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Indian Govt should leave Kashmir as an experiment for few months to see how well stan will look after Kashmiris how it's feeds, educate them.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;After few years Kashmiris will start rebellions against stan for not able withstand against economic conditions.
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          Masood Ali
          Mar 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm
          Hmmm Biased comment as usual.
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            Masood Ali
            Mar 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm
            I don't believe
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              Masood Ali
              Mar 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm
              India should experiment by handing over the Kashmir to stan for few years under aggrement and see how best stan will adminstor the valley by providing jobs, infrastructure, education to stone pelters and the sapratist.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am sure the Kashmiris definitely will launch REBELLION agaist pak for its poor administration, poverty and bad economic conditions.
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                Masood Ali
                Mar 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm
                Now this is Anti- Muslim hate rant.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;How u people call yourself CIVILZED.
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                  Masood Ali
                  Mar 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm
                  They are fakes but not "Murderer" I am surprised how you guys so badly influenced by safron brigade.
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                    Jai hind
                    Mar 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm
                    He is not celebrating .he was pointing out the fake promises given by modi .that's it ... And he is no where in the pic ..when all these are happening forlast few days
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                      Jai hind
                      Mar 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm
                      So u need a major attack to prove it ?/how pity ?
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                        Jai hind
                        Mar 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm
                        That's the problem with u RSS supporting people... They feel they are only few who have heart beating for our nation . ... lt;br/gt;We have seen few caught for supporting ISI .we know who are they ... .. None of the government could efficiently do some thing to stop the issues in pok ...the talks are supposed to held with some one who is providing materials and funds for this ..it's not only stan but few who are looking to sell their arms off ... So it shud start from those ...
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                          Jai hind
                          Mar 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm
                          Yea no body need to read what they dnt like
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                            Jai hind
                            Mar 5, 2017 at 4:42 am
                            One thing is clear by now ... When surgical strike was done.PM should have expected a retaliation attempt from terrorist and made security more and more stronger ..Without doing it he had gone for election campaign .. lt;br/gt; He thought his demonetisation is going to eradicate terrorism from Indian soil like a miracle happens in fairy tales . but truth is ..terrorism had shoot up ever than before lt;br/gt; So we must reach in a conclusion that demonetisation was a drama pla to block all money with other politicians in UP ..so that modi can take advantage of it n campaigning and dominate them ...He didnt even had a littlr concern for sommin people
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                              Rakesh Pandit
                              Mar 5, 2017 at 6:03 am
                              No madud. As an Indian, my heart to bleeds for yhis policemanm just like yours.
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                                Rakesh Pandit
                                Mar 5, 2017 at 6:02 am
                                Sad to see one more policeman / security personnel losing life to terrorist. His martyrdom should not go waste. The terrorists and their local supporters have to be shot dead, before more lives are lost. My salute to the braveheart.
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                                  deepak
                                  Mar 5, 2017 at 6:40 am
                                  our heart bleed for every Indian. We should have mutual trust that is best for our country
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                                    Indiafirst
                                    Mar 5, 2017 at 4:41 am
                                    yeh पाकिस्तान खुद के देश में १०० से २०० आतंकी ओ को मार देता है और कश्मीर के युवान ओ को कट्टरता की जिहाद करने कहता है. और ह्यूमन राइट्स की बात करता है. कश्मीर में सीरिया जैसे रेल इस्लाम फैलाना चाहता है. नुकसान कश्मीरियो का ही होगा. This stan killed 100 terrorist in 2 days just a week back and spreads radicalsim in kashmir and talks about human rights. They are trying to spread radicalism like ISIS of syria. The human loss would be of kashmiri people.
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                                      kamath Ramesh
                                      Mar 5, 2017 at 10:43 am
                                      It is good news that two terrorists have been gunned down but sad that one police died and many have been injured. Security personnel must be very careful so that their lives should not be lost or injured no matter even if the operation takes longer time or terrorists succeed in escaping. Why army is soft on the supporters of terrorists. Why along with terrorists few who obstruct the operation are not gunned down. Army chief's statement should not be just hoax but army must prove they do what they speak. If this is done slowly people come to their senses.
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                                        L bhadrapati Devi
                                        Mar 5, 2017 at 10:17 am
                                        when Indian security forces died, Congress and left secular forces celebrate for the victory of separatists.
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                                          Mahender Goriganti
                                          Mar 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm
                                          Just declare all of Kashmir as war zone, evacuate all, handover Kashmir to Army for 10 years. It is simple, cheap our brave need not die fight the animals.
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                                            Mahender Goriganti
                                            Mar 5, 2017 at 4:31 am
                                            Just declare all of Kashmir as war zone, evacuate every one, hand over Kashmir to army for 10 years.
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