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Two Militants Eliminated in Burhan Wani's Hometown, Cop Killed in 15-hr GunbattleTwo Militants Eliminated in Burhan Wani's Hometown, Cop Killed in 15-hr Gunbattle

An Army major and two policemen have been reportedly injured in the operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. (Qayoom Khan)

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New Delhi: Security forces on Sunday gunned down two militants who were holed up inside a building in Tral, the hometown of slain militant commander Burhan Wani in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A policeman was killed and three security personnel, including an Army major, were injured in the 15-hour gunbattle.

The encounter had started at around 6pm on Saturday security forces laid a cordon in Hayuna village after police and Army suspected that two operatives of the Hizbul Mujahideen were hiding there.

Police had earlier said that security forces received an intelligence input about the presence of militants in the village of Tral. A joint column of the Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off the area and started a search operation to flush out the militants.

Photo: Qayoom KhanPhoto: Qayoom Khan
Photo: Qayoom Khan

When the search party was zeroing in on a suspected house, the militants lobbed grenades and opened fire and the security forces retaliated.

Late on Saturday, a fire broke out in the upper story of the building where the militants were holed up, but the exchange of fire continued through the night.

First Published: March 5, 2017, 7:12 AM IST


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