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  India   All India  15 Jul 2017  3 JeM militants killed in J&K's Tral encounter; bodies, weapons recovered

3 JeM militants killed in J&K's Tral encounter; bodies, weapons recovered

PTI
Published : Jul 15, 2017, 7:45 pm IST
Updated : Jul 15, 2017, 7:49 pm IST

While 2 militants were killed this morning, another took shelter inside a cave and was killed after several hours of gunbattle in Tral.

Some people indulged in stone-pelting and tried to march towards the encounter scene to help the militants escape. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Some people indulged in stone-pelting and tried to march towards the encounter scene to help the militants escape. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Srinagar: Three terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit were on Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in a forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, a police official said.

While two of the militants were killed Saturday morning, another took shelter inside a cave and was finally killed after several hours of gunbattle in Tral, about 36 kms from Srinagar, the official said.

He said bodies of all the three militants and their weapons were recovered from the scene of the gunbattle which started early on Saturday morning when security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation after receiving an information about presence of militants there.

He said though the identity of the deceased militants was being ascertained, they belonged to JeM outfit.

"The killing of the militants is a major setback for the outfit which is trying to revive its activities in the valley," the official said.

He said security forces faced stone-pelting during the operation but exercised maximum restrain while dealing with it.

Some people indulged in stone-pelting and tried to march towards the encounter scene to help the militants escape but were chased away by the security forces, the official said, adding there was no report of any casualty among the civilians.

Tags: tral encounter, terrorism, jaish-e-mohammed, terror attacks
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar