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Kashmir: Militant killed in gunbattle with security forces in Tral

Security Forces Gunned Down A Suspected Militant During A Fierce Gunbattle On Saturday In Tral On The Outskirts Of Srinagar. The Security Forces Cordoned Off A House Where Three To Five Top Hizbul Mujahideen Militants Were Holed Up.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 04 Mar 2017, 10:48:50 PM
Security forces surround an area during an encounter in Kashmir. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Security forces gunned down a suspected militant during a fierce gunbattle on Saturday in Tral on the outskirts of Srinagar. The security forces cordoned off a house where three to five top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were holed up. 

Officials sources said special forces of army were deployed to carry out a combing operation in the area. 

Curfew has been clamped in this area, 10km from from the state capital, as protesters had gathered near the encounter site, they said. 

Half of the house was brought down by the security forces but militants were still firing on them. Poster boy of banned Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit Burhan Wani belong to this area.

(With inputs from PTI, more details are awaited)

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First Published : 04 Mar 2017, 10:43:00 PM

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