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J-K: Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama's Tral

One CRPF personnel was injured in this operation and he has been rushed to the hospital.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: June 19, 2018 20:43 IST ]

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Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama's Tral on Tuesday.

One of the terrorists killed in the encounter is believed to be  a top commander of JeM. 

According to reports, one CRPF personnel was injured in this operation and he has been rushed to the hospital.

"A CRPF trooper was injured in the encounter. He has been shifted to Army's 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar," an official told IANS.

A gunfight started on Tuesday evening between the militants and the security forces in Pulwama.

This followed a cordon and search operation launched by the Army's counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operations Group of the state police.

It was the first Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by the security forces in Tral after the centre withdrew unilateral 'ceasefire' against terrorists in the state. 

"As the security forces tightened the cordon, the hidden militants fired at them, triggering the gunfight," police said.

Protests immediately broke out in the area, with stone pelters trying to disrupt the operation. Reports said security forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.

It also comes on a day when Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned from her post after the BJP withdrew support from the government headed by her.

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