J&K: Three Terrorists Killed in Tral Encounter, Operation Underway


Srinagar, July 15: Three terrorists have been gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Satora area of Tral in Pulwama district of Kashmir, confirmed defence sources. As per reports, the encounter began during wee hours on Saturday and the operation is still underway. Meanwhile, more details on the incident are yet awaited. The encounter comes few days after the terrorist attack on a bus carrying the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims that killed seven in Anantnag.

According to PTI, the bodies of the terrorists have not been recovered yet. As per an official, the encounter broke out when the terrorists opened fire on security forces during a search operation that was being carried out on the information of the presence of terrorists in Satora. Sources say that the two of the slain militants were locals affiliated with the Zakir Musa group.

Meanwhile, speaking to new agency ANI, J&K DGP SP Vaid said that there is a possibility that the terrorists belonged to Jaish, however, it is still uncertain. He also said that some of the terrorists have entered in the cave and the exchange of fire is still on.

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