J&K: Encounter breaks out in Tral, 3 terrorists holed up

J&K Encounter breaks out in Tral 3 terrorists holed

Pertinently, three Hizb militants were killed in a brief shootout with forces in Gulab Bagh area of Tral.

Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the firing by government forces upon protestors in Gulab Bagh, Tral in which a 16-year-old student Mohammad Younus Sheikh was killed and several others critically injured and termed it "aggressive". The Kashmir Valley saw an encounter between terrorists and security forces every day.

Identities of the slain civilians were being ascertained at the time this report was published.

He further informed that the operation is still underway as there are chances of one more militant in Pulwama's Tral area. During this operation, the hiding militants suddenly fired upon them resulting in an encounter.

The slain militants were identified as Zahid Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Dar.

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The militants had then opened fire on security forces who were carrying out a search operation in Satoora forest there.

Three rebels and one civilian were killed in violence in Indian Kashmir yesterday, police said, two days after soldiers killed five fighters along the de-facto border with Pakistan.

Both Ishaq and Zahid were also involved in firing incident at Tral-i-Payeen Bazaar resulting in injuries to 03 persons and firing incident at T-Chowk, Tral.

After the gun battle, a huge mob pelted stones at a security camp.

Zakir Musa, a former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, was recently named by Al Qaeda as head of its Kashmir cell named, "Ansar Ghazwatul Hind".

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