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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