Militants open fire at army patrol in J&K’s Tral, search operation underway

Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 13, 2017: Security forces have cordoned off and search operation has been launched in Tral region of Pulwama District in Jammu and Kashmir after militants on Saturday opened fire at an army patrol.

Militants hiding in the Seer Jagir village in Tral opened fire at the army patrol.

“A search operation has been started,” a police official said.

Tral is part of Pulwama district which along with Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir are believed to be heavily infested with militants.

The firing comes days after a Kashmiri army officer was killed by militants in Shopian when he was on leave to attend a family wedding.

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Wefornews Bureau

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