Encounter breaks out in Tral

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Srinagar: An encounter started between a joint team of security forces and militants at Midura Tral in South Kashmir on Sunday morning. Sources said that two to three militants are trapped in the area.

The militants reportedly opened fire on the security forces after being cornered forcing the security forces to retaliate.

Sources told IANS that personnel from Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel launched a joint search operation in the area after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the Kahilil forests of Tral.

“As the security forces tightened the cordon, the militants started firing which triggered the ongoing gunfight,”a police officer told IANS.

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