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SF first strike in 2019, Two militants killed in Tral encounter

Last Modified Thursday, 3 January 2019 (12:48 IST)
Srinagar: Two were killed by security forces in a fierce encounter which ensued on Thursday during a (CASO) in forest area in in district of Pulwama, a police spokesman said.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint in the woods at Gulshanpora, Tral, Awantipora in Pulwama this morning.
 
He said when the security forces were moving towards higher reaches, the militants hiding there opened fire. Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he added and said details are awaited.
 
However, official sources said two militants were killed in the encounter. The operation was still going on when the reports last came in.
 
Additional security forces have been deployed in the plains in the area to prevent any law and order problem. However, reports of clashes between demonstrators and security forces were received in some areas of Tral.(UNI)
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