Police on Tuesday issued the following statement issued regarding Tral encounter saying that a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by Police and security forces early morning hours today based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Hafoo Reshipora area of Tral Township.
“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” the police spokesman said.
“In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. His identity and affiliation is being ascertained,” said police spokesman.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” he said.
“Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” said police spokesman.