3 top JeM militants killed in Tral encounter

SRINAGAR: Three top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants, including its operational commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral in Pulwama district today, police said.

The encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area following specific intelligence inputs, a police official said.

Earlier, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid wrote on Twitter, “Encounter going on at Hyena Tral, 3 (three) important JEM Terrorists trapped…”

The police official said the gunfight was going on when last reports came in. Further details were awaited, he added. (AGENCIES)