Three Hizb militants, army soldier killed in Tral gunfight

Three Hizb militants, army soldier killed in Tral gunfight

Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants and an army personnel have been killed in the ingoing gunfight in Gulshanpora area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday.

A police official told Muslim kashmir that three militants have been killed in the gunfight so far and their bodies have also been retrieved. However, the identity of the slain militants is being identified.

An army soldier, identified as Sepoy Nehminlan Haokip of 42 RR, was also killed in the firefight that raged throughout the day. Two other soldiers were wounded in the gunfight.

News agency GNS reported that the injured were taken to army’s 92 base hospital Srinagar where from one critically wounded soldier was airlifted to army’s command hospital Udhampur for advanced treatment, it said while quoting an official.

The critically injured soldier, it said, later succumbed at the army facility in Udhampur.
The report identified the slain militants as Shakoor Ahmad alias Jaffer of Laribal, Tral, Tousif Ahmad Thoker alias Talha and Zubair Bhat alias Hamza, both residents of Chursoo, Awantipora.

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