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Tral encounter underway: Third terrorist killed, one still holed up

The security forces have also recovered some arms and ammunition

ANI  |  Srinagar 

Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

The security forces on Saturday killed the third terrorist holed up inside a cave on a hillock, after a fierce encounter in the area of Jammu and Kashmir's district.

The body of one of the has been recovered.

One more terrorist is believed to have been holed up inside the cave. The security forces have also recovered some arms and ammunition.

The and the security forces are engaged in a fierce encounter in the area of district.

Earlier in the day, two were killed by the forces.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid on Saturday said that the encounter is still on, and added that the name of outfit is unknown, but could be the Jaish-e-Mohammed.

"The encounter is still on. There was an input about a couple of militants in that area. The exact outfit is not known but most probably they are foreign militants. It must be Jaish-e-Mohammed," Vaid told ANI.

He further said that some of them had entered in a cave.

"I hope some more will be eliminated," he added.

The troops of 180 Bn, 42 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG) on the specific information of presence of two to three militants went for a special cordon and search operations at around 7:15 a.m.

The encounter started with the militants at around 8:00 a.m.

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