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JeM Militant killed, Cop injured in Tral gunfight

Police says slain militant was involved in attacks on government forces


Srinagar, Nov 09 (KNS): A militant was killed and policeman injured during a gunfight between the militants and the government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A statement issued by Jammu and Kashmir Police said “a militant was on Friday killed after a cordon and search operation was launched in the wee hours by government forces in Dar-Ganiegund area of Tral in Awantipora.”
The statement reads ‘as the search operation was going on, hiding terrorists fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter’.
Police in its statement claimed the recovery of Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from the site of encounter claiming therein that the slain militant is a Pakistani code named as Anwar affiliated and with the militants outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Police also claimed that the slain militant was involved in attacks on security establishments in the area.
“Moreover one policeman also sustained minor injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical attention. He is stated to be stable. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the instant matter,” the police statement reads.
Police in its statement appealed people not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. The statement said ‘People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any’. (KNS)