Gunfight rages in Tral, reinforcements rushed in
Srinagar: A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Aripal area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning.
Reports said that a joint team of army’s 42RR, 180 CRPF and SOG Awantipora launched cordon and search operation in Aripal after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area.
As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot after firing some warning shots, the hiding militants fired upon the government forces triggering an encounter.
A senior Police official said that contact has been established with the hiding militants and exchange of firing is going on.
As per the sources one of the trapped militant is believed to be top commander of Hizb.
Meanwhile, internet has been suspended in the Pulwama district.(GNS)