Militants, trooper killed in encounter

14 November, 2017, 15:54 | Author: Valerie Burke
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Hours after the security forces gunned down two terrorists in Kupwara district, two separate encounter with holed up terrorists broke out in Kulgam and Pulwama districts early on Tuesday morning.

The forces cordoned a section of Tral after reports of the presence of militants, following which the encounter ensued.

Security forces also retaliated, ensuing an encounter, sources said, adding that all exit points were sealed. "The attack was repulsed and both militants were killed by the timely retaliation of the alert security personnel", a senior police official said.

"The slain militant has been identified as Muzamil Ahmad of Yaripora village of Kulgam district".

On the other hand, complete shutdown is being observed in Palhalan, Bratkalan and Sopore areas of Baramulla district against the killing of Ashiq Ahmad Butt and Tayyeb Majeed Mir.

Authorities suspended Internet services in south Kashmir areas and ordered the suspension of train service for the day after the gunfight started.

A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troops stationed in Indian-controlled Kashmir since 1989.

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