An army man, a policeman and a militant have been killed in the ongoing gunfight in volatile Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. "A joint team of the Army 42nd RR, CRPF and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir police intercepted the terrorists on the upper side of the Goiytengo forests".
The fighting began early Tuesday when militants attacked raiding government forces with gunfire in a forest in the southern Tral area, police said.
Officials said the militants managed to escape towards the higher reaches but the security forces chased them deep inside a forest and killed them in a gunfight.
As the forces were busy in the operation, militants opened fire and left two personnel injured.
Locals said two of the slain militants could be foreigners. Both succumbed in hospital later - they were identified as Sepoy Ajay Kumar and Constable Lateef Gojri. Helicopters were used to locate the militants and drop para commandos near the encounter site. The sources also said two more Army jawans have been injured. A mopping up operation in the woods is underway, he said. The security forces have cordoned off the area.
The two local militant were laid to rest in their respective areas of Handoora and Khargund in south Kashmir's Tral.