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Two militants killed, Civilian injured in Tral gunfight

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By Sheikh Shabir 

Tral, Mar 5, CNS: Two militants were killed and a civilian injured in a gunfight between the government forces and militants in Reshipora area of Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.

A police official said that based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Reshipora area of Tral in district Awantipora, a cordon and search operation was jointly launched on Monday evening by combined forces in the area.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.”

 

“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were recovered from the site of encounter. They were identified as Adfar Fayaz Parray son of Fayaz Ahmad Parray resident of Gulshanpora Tral and Irfan Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Hassan Rather resident of Shariefabad Tral.

As per police records, the slain militants were affiliated with militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen. They were involved in conspiring and executing several attacks and were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of militant related incidents including the attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

“Several cases were registered against them for their activities,” said police spokesman.

“Arms and ammunition including rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other cases,” he said.

The clashes that erupted during encounter between local youth and Forces left a civilian injured. Reports said that one Farooq Ahmed Malik suffered a bullet injury in his hip. He was shifted to hospital for medical treatment and stated to be stable.

“Police has registered a case and initiated the investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter. (CNS)