Update: Tral (J&K) encounter, Two terrorists have been gunned down by security forces, operation ends. combing underway.
Srinagar: A militant and policeman were killed in a fierce gun battle in Nazneen Pora Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district in South Kashmir on Sunday morning. Five security personnel, including a major, were reportedly injured.
The deceased Jammu and Kashmir police constable has been identified as Manzoor Ahmed. Sources said clashes have intensified near the site. The militant who was killed has been identified as Aaquib Molvi. Another unidentified militant is reportedly trapped. Officials from the security forces have said some of the militants have escaped.
Earlier, three militants were killed in an operation carried out by security forces near Shikargah Tral on Saturday evening. Sources said at least two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including the aide of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani – Sabzar Bhat – were believed to be trapped in the encounter.
“Aaquib and another militant killed and combing operations are underway. We lost one of the SOG boys,” said DGP SP Vaid. Vaid added that a top commander was also gunned down in the encounter.