Tral Gunfight: Army man succumbs, cop injured, search on for militants

In the ongoing gunfight in Lam forest area of Tral, an army man who was earlier injured, as succumbed to his injuries. A cop has also been injured during the exchange of fire on Tuesday.

Reports said that the army man, identified as Ajay Kumar of 42 RR, was shifted to 92 Base hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed. They said that the injured policeman is being treated at a hospital.

A police official said the militants opened fire on a forces’ party in the area early morning, resulting in a brief shootout.
He said that the militants are believed to have escaped towards upper forest area after the initial exchange of fire.

A search operation jointly launched by the army, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF to nab the militants is going on, he said.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted in the main town of Tral  after youth took to the streets as the search continues for the militants who have escaped to the  upper reaches of the forest.

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