Two security personnel martyred,militant killed in south Kashmir encounter


Srinagar, Two security personnel were martyred and a militant was killed in an encounter which ensued during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the woods in Tral area of south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday following firing early on Tuesday morning, official sources said. They said on a tip-off Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir and CRPF launched a CASO in the forest area of Lam in Tral in Pulwama district following a tip-off about the presence of militants. However, when the security forces were moving ahead in the forest militants resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons in which an army jawan was injured who later died in the hospital. As the security forces moved deep into forest contact was again established with the militants, ensuing exchange of fire again in which a security force jawan and a militant were killed. However, Defence Ministry spokesman was not available for give details about the operation.Helicopters and drones were pressed into service to locate the militants,they said, adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in.