At least two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces on Saturday in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police sources said.
An official said that a gunfight erupted after forces cordoned off Gujar Basti in Wantiwen forests of Satura village
He said that two to three militants have been killed during the firefight with Army’s 42 RR and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police so far.
He said that the militants, who were yet to be identified, belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.
The official said that at least five more militants are believed to be hiding in the area.
He said helicopters and para commandos have been pressed into service to neutralise the rest of the hiding militants.
A gunfight is underway between militants and government forces in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
He said that a gunfight erupted after forces cordoned off Gujar Basti in Wantiwen forests of Satura village.
They said that heavy firing is going on past couple of hours.
Unofficial reports said that three trapped militants have been killed during the firefight with Army’s 42 RR and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police.
More details are awaited.
Locals of Islamabad localities of Anantnag district on Friday accused police of arresting nearly 12 minors during the clashes that erupted after congregational prayers. Besides, the locals alleged that the forces personnel desecrated Jamia Masjid Islamabad.
The locals said that 16 youth have been detained among who 12 are minors.
The detainees include twelve year old Riyyan son of a Hurriyat activist.
Meanwhile, Auqaf committee Jamia Masjid Islamabad has called for a complete shutdown tomorrow against the desecration of Jamia Masjid in Islamabad and the arrest of dozens of boys. The Auqaf committee met in the Masjid after Maghreb prayers and called for a complete shutdown in Islamabad against the highhandedness of forces. The Committee also condemned the arrest of boys and demanded their immediate release.
Reports said that massive clashes erupted in Reshi Bazar, Cheeni Chowk and Sherbagh areas of old town after congregational prayers.
They said that a youth fell down from the roof of Jamia Masjid during the clashes.
Three youth injured in clashes were shifted to District Hospital Anantnag for treatment.
Pulwama shuts against use of force on protesters during clashes.
A complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama town of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to protest the use of force on protesters during clashes yesterday.
A youth was hit by a bullet after paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers opened fire to disperse protesters during clashes in the town yesterday.
Obaid Ahmad was hit in his left leg when troopers opened fire.
All shops and other business establishments are closed in the town while public transport is off the roads.