With Reports Sahil Mir (Srinagar)
Pulwama : ioktimes : On Specific inputs about the presence of Militants in upper reaches of Tral in Pulwama, a cordon and search operation was launched today morning jointly by Police and Security forces in the area.
As the searches were going on, the hiding Militants opened fire on the search group triggering a gunfight.
In the ensuing gunfight, three militants have been neutralized and the bodies were recovered from the gunfight site. The killed militants had been identified as Zubair Ahmad Bhat @Abu Huraira son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat resident of Chursoo Awantipora, Adfar Fayaz Parray @Abu Zarrar son of Fayaz Ahmad Parray resident of Gulshanpora Tral and Tawseef Ahmad Thoker @Abu Talha son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-deen Thoker resident of Chursoo Bunpora Awantipora.
All of the three killed militants were on radar of security forces by means of regulation for their complicity in a series of crimes including assaults on security forces and civilian atrocities. It was a combined staff of JeM and HM and as per police documents Zubair was once affiliated with JeM while Adfar and Tawseef have been affiliated with HM.
Police has registered a case and initiated investigation. Incriminating material and ammunition have been recovered from the gunfight site.
All these materials were taken in case for further investigation and probe their complicity in other cases.
Citizens are requested not to go on the encounter zone as such an field can prove dangerous as a result of stray explosive substances.
People are requested to cooperate with police until the subject is thoroughly sanitized and cleared of the entire explosive materials if any.