Tral encounter: Operation closed, bodies of three terrorists recovered

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 15 (ANI): The security forces on Saturday recovered the body of the third killed terrorist, who was earlier holed up inside a case on a hillock, after a fierce encounter in the Satora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Tral district. The operation has now been declared closed with the forces recovering three AK, one UBGL, 18 AK Magazines etc. The three killed terrorists have been identified as Hassan Bhai (of Pak origin), Mukhtiyar Ahmed (a resident of Tral), and Parvej Ahmed (a resident of Pulwama). All the three belong to the Jaish-e-Mohammed. Earlier in the day, two terrorists were killed by the forces. Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid said 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 the 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) Tral 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. (ANI)