Militant killed in encounter

20 Nov 2017

A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Gujarbasti forest area of Tral based on information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. During the search operation, gunshots were heard, prompting the security forces to intensify the combing operation, he said. A gunbattle broke out as the security forces closed in on the position of the militants, the official said.