Two unidentified militants killed in Kashmir's Tral

Reports said as soon as the news of gunfight spread in the area, youth took to streets and pelted stones at the security forces, who retaliated by firing pellets and tear smoke shells, leaving at least six persons wounded. (PTI file photo)

In the first encounter of 2019, two unidentified militants were killed and three army personnel injured in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.

At least six civilians were also injured during clashes between forces and protesters near the encounter site, reports said. The encounter started during wee hours of Thursday when Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, paramilitary CRPF and special operation group (SOG) of J&K Police launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Gulshanpora area of Tral, 35 km from here, over a tip-off. 

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the forces, triggering a fierce gunfight. In the initial firing, three army men were injured, who were immediately shifted to 92-Base Hospital in Srinagar," sources said and added two militants have been killed so far while there is the possibility of a third ultra were hiding in the cordoned area.

Reports said as soon as the news of gunfight spread in the area, youth took to streets and pelted stones at the security forces, who retaliated by firing pellets and tear smoke shells, leaving at least six persons wounded.

Reports said that intense clashes were going on near the bus stand in Tral town. They said that the forces resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters. Internet services were suspended in the area soon after the gunfight broke out in Gulshanpora.

In its ongoing crackdown on militants in Kashmir, security forces killed over 250 militants last year, while 217 ultras were neutralised in 2017. However, despite the increase in encounters and militant killings, Army maintains that recruitment of local youth into militancy has seen a decline in Kashmir during the last months of 2018.

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