Militants, forces exchange fire in Tral forests; searches going on

An official said that a joint team of army’s 42 RR, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a search operation in Lam forests.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 8:40AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 8:40AM
Militants, forces exchange fire in Tral forests; searches going onRepresentational pic

Police on Tuesday said that there was an exchange of fire between militants and forces in Lam forest area in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official said that a joint team of army’s 42 RR, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a search operation in Lam forests.

He said that militants hiding in the forest area fired upon the forces, resulting in a brief exchange of fire.

After firing on the forces, he said, the militants – believed to be three in number – fled from the spot.

“Search operation is going on in the area. The cordon has been tightened,” he said.