Encounter Between Security Forces And Hizbul Militants, Protests Ensue

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Jammu: An encounter broke out between security forces and suspected Hizbul terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral area of Pulwama district.

Security forces cordoned off a house where three to five top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were holed up.

Officials sources said special forces of army were deployed to carry out a combing operation in the area.

Curfew has been clamped in this area as protesters had gathered near the encounter site, they said. A group of youth indulged in stone-pelting on police and paramilitary forces at bus stand in Tral this afternoon after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hafoo-Zameenpora village.

A service rifle of a CRPF jawan on duty  was snatched allegedly by unidentified people during a clash between security forces and protesters in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

He said security forces deployed in the area chased the protesters resulting in a clash which was still continuing when last reports were received.

Half of the house was brought down by the security forces but militants were still firing on them. Poster boy of banned Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit Burhan Wani belong to this area.

Sources further state that a terrorist named Aqib of Hina village is reported to be holed-up along with two more terrorists.

Attempts are underway to smoke out the terrorists.

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