Two militants were killed and a civilian was injured after contact was reestablished between goverment forces and militants in Mir Mohalla in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday morning.
Official sources told that two Local militants were killed in Mir Mohalla after forces blasted house and razed it to the ground.
If sources are to believed both the slain militants are local and were affiliated with Hizb. Both the slain have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Rather (Joining date 17-11-2017) resident of Shariefabad, Adfar Fayaz (Joining date 06th July 2018)
Resident of Gulshanpora Tral.
During exchange of firing one civilian also recieved a bullet wound in thigh. Who has been identified as Farooq Ahmad (45). He was rushed to SMHS hospital Srinagar for advanced treatment and is said to be stable.
A senior Police officer also confirmed killing of two militants and said that search operation still on. So far we have recovered two bodies of militants along with two AK47.
Earlier a senior Police officer told that yesterday after initial brief exchange of firing there was long lull, but we had tightened the cordon and sealed all the exit routes of the area.
The officer further said that due to darkness the operation was suspended and as soon the first ray of light came the forces again started searches near suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon goverment forces triggering again an encounter, the officer said.