Tral encounter: Two militants killed in gunfight with security forces

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New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2019 10:57:03 AM

This comes after an encounter that lasted for over 60 hours at Handwara in Kupwara district, killed two militants on March 01. Moreover, five security personnel and one civilian also lost their lives in the encounter.

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Two militants have been killed in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, a PTI report said citing Indian Army sources. The operation began late evening on Monday and has now been concluded and a search operation has been initiated by 42 RR, 180 Bn CRPF along with SOG of J&K Police.

As per reports, arms and ammunition have been seized from the spot and more details are awaited from the authorities.

This comes after an encounter that lasted for over 60 hours at Handwara in Kupwara district that killed two militants on March 01. Five security personnel and one civilian also lost their lives in the encounter. J&K police officers said the militants were affiliated to Lashkar-e-Toiba with one of them being a foreign national.

On March 04, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had arrived in Srinagar for a two-day visit to review the security situation in the region.

Post the Pulwama terror attack on 14 February, the restive state has seen a flurry of activities in the area. Election commission chief is also on a two-day visit to ascertain whether Jammu and Kashmir can hold an assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously this year.

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