Srinagar: Two HM militants including a top commander killed in a joint operation of police and forces in Tral on Saturday, a police statement said.
As er the statement “last evening militants fired upon patrolling party of 42-RR at Hurdimir, Soimoh Tral. The fire was retaliated and the militants took shelter in the nearby houses. Subsequently, a cordon and search operation was launched by the joint team of Awantipora police, 42 RR and 180- BN CRPF. The militants hiding in the houses again opened fire on the joint team, triggering an encounter.”
“In this encounter two HM militants identified as Faizan Muzaffar and Subzar Ahmad Bhat were killed,” Police said.
“During the cross firing one more person was injured. He was rushed to the Tral hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity is being ascertained,” the statement said.
Arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site, police added.