Tral encounter: Three JeM terrorists killed, security forces face stone-pelting during ops

The officials have recovered the body of three terrorists who were killed in the encounter along with the weapons used by them, the police official said. The militants are believed to belong to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2017 7:55 pm
tral encounter, kashmir encounter, satora tral, jammu kashmir encounte, JeM According to officials, the encounter started after military opened fire on forces carrying out search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 km from Srinagar. (Source: Twitter/ANI_news)

Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Satora area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter began early Saturday morning after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation on receiving intelligence on the presence of militants in the area. The security forces killed two militants in the morning, while the third was killed after hours of gunbattle, news agency PTI quoted a police official as saying.

According to officials, the encounter started after military opened fire on forces carrying out search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 km from Srinagar.

The officials have recovered the body of three terrorists who were killed in the encounter along with the weapons used by them, the police official said. The militants are believed to belong to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit. However, the identity of those who were killed are yet to established. “The killing of the militants is a major setback for the outfit which is trying to revive its activities in the valley,” the official told PTI.

He also said security forces faced stone-pelting by some people who wanted to help the militants escape as the operation was going on. They were chased away from the scene of encounter by the forces and there were no reports of civil casualty.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi today. The meeting came just five days after at least seven pilgrims were killed by militants while they were on their way returning from the Amarnath shrine.

 

 

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    Rajiv
    Jul 16, 2017 at 5:19 am
    Government also focus on monitoring the separatist leaders in the valley. They are the ones who organise and co-ordinate with pakis all these terrorist activities. The worst is that they are brainwashing local people against the government which is most dangerous in the long term. They must be curbed by all means.
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      Idrees
      Jul 16, 2017 at 3:35 am
      Kashmir insurgency is going on since last 28 years in full swing and for all practical purposes Indians are unable to profit from their occupation and enjoy any fruits, so where is the logic in that? Indians very well know that an over whelming numbers of Kashmirs what freedom from india rule. Any sensible nation will think about a third option
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        DR MISS
        Jul 16, 2017 at 12:23 am
        Kejri pappu gulam nabi ajad faruk abdulla lalu Maya r paying financial help to stone Pelter's terrorists in Kashmir to cut popularity of Pm Modiji Cm Mehebubaji But no evil power will succeed
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          Azeem Bokhari
          Jul 16, 2017 at 12:13 am
          Why indian army hasnot been able to win the hearts of kashmiris.Problem will not be solved with force.Only dialogues with kashmiris and Pak.
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            Raj
            Jul 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm
            These pigs must be burned with pig grease. The katwas must be cut so that they cannot enjoy 72 virgins
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              Ravi Cheluviah
              Jul 15, 2017 at 11:05 pm
              Indian army and authorities need to understand one thing, "today's stone pelter is tomorrow's terrorist!"
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                Vik
                Jul 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm
                The army needs to conduct an autopsy on these terrorists to see if they had any transmitters hidden inside their bodies, including the brain. They should also dissect the brains to see if there are any alterations made by the terrorist leadership that could be causing this madness.
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                  Nampurath Krishna
                  Jul 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm
                  Stone pelting in support of terrorists ! And the press-sti-tute brigade of Indian media were taking up cudgels in support of those very stone pelters. Does those from the fourth pillar realise which side of the fence they find themselves now? When mirror is shown don't hide behind lame excuses of trolling and all!!
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