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Tral encounter: Policeman killed, search operation underway

Indian army soldiers search for suspected militants as smoke rises from a bunker after a gunbattle in Mohra in Uri December 5, 2014. Five members of the Indian security forces were killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in northern Kashmir early on Friday as militants step up violence in the disputed region near the border with Pakistan, officials said. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Amid the encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Tral, Jammu and Kashmir, a policeman named Manzoor Ahmed was killed at Hafoo Nazneepora area here on Sunday morning.

As per sources, an incident of a weapon being snatched from a CRPF jawan had emerged, yesterday.

The Army had launched a cordon and search in Tral at around 6:30 pm on the basis of information of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Srinagar on Saturday.

Sourced further state that a terrorist named Aqib of Hina village is reported to be holed-up along with two more terrorists.

The area has been sealed and security forces have been zeroed in on the house where terrorists are holed up.

Attempts are underway to smoke out the terrorists.

More details are awaited. (ANI)