2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir''s Tral: Police

15 Jul 2017

Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district today, police said. A senior police officer said the bodies of the terrorists were yet to be recovered and that the exchange of fire continued. The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces who were carrying out a search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 kms from here. The police officer said the search operation was launched on information about the presence of some militants there.  Meanwhile, a CRPF officer was injured today when militants carried out a grenade attack in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, a police official said. Unidentified militants hurled a grenade at a patrolling party of the CRPF in the main town of Kulgam, about 70 kms from here, the official said. Quoting preliminary information, he said the grenade blast left Assistant Sub-Inspector Rajinder Singh injured. The whole area was immediately cordoned off and a hunt was launched to nab the attackers, the official said. The injured officer was shifted to a hospital. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsbility for the incident.(PTI)