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Exact terror outfit unknown: J-K DGP on Tral encounter

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 July 2017, 14:42 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid on 15 July said that the Tral 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.

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

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

Earlier in the day, two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Satora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Tral.

Yesterday, a terrorist was arrested in the Sambal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.

The terrorist, identified as Shahbaz Mir, was arrested during an ambush laid by the SOG Sumbal and 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) Army at Markundal in Pushwari.

A pistol, pistol rounds, four grenades and one knife were also recovered from the terrorist.


First published: 15 July 2017, 14:42 IST