Police claim 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral
A Kashmiri protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Indian police during a demonstration in Srinagar, April 17, 2015. Violent clashes erupted between protesters and police in Kashmir on Friday, after days of unrest in the Himalayan region over the killing of a youth by the army and a crackdown by authorities on separatist leaders. Police fired tear gas and charged with batons to disperse hundreds of people who gathered after Friday prayers in the main city Srinagar to protest the arrests of the leaders and the killing of the youth, a militant commander's brother, earlier this week. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Srinagar: Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.
A senior police officer said the bodies of the terrorists were yet to be recovered and that the exchange of fire continued.
The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces who were carrying out a search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 kms from here.
The police officer said the search operation was launched on information about the presence of some militants there.