Three local militants including a ‘Divisional Commander’ on Thursday were killed in a fierce gunfight that erupted in south Kashmir’s Tral area of Pulwama district, official sources said.
Official sources told GNS that acting on a tip off, Indian army’s 03 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and police’s Special Operation Group cordoned off Buchoo village of Tral.
The army identified the slain militants as Adil Ahmad Mir of Dadsara Tral as ‘Divisional Commander, Adil Ahmad Shah of Rathsoona Tral and Tariq Ahmad Parray of Lariyar Tral as south Kashmir ‘Commander’.
The slain militants were reportedly associated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit. “Adil Mir and Adil Shah were associated with the militants from 2010-2011 while Tariq joined the ranks of militants in 2013,” sources told GNS.