Hizbul commander Hammad Khan among three terrorists killed in Tral encounter

Security forces have gunned down three terrorists in an encounter at Gulshanpora Tral of Pulwama district in South Kashmir. The terrorists have been identified as Umar Fayaz Lone (Hizbul Mujahideen), Adil Bashir Mir (Hizbul Mujahideen) and Faizan Hameed Bhat (Jaish-e-Mohammed).

Security forces launched a cordoned off the area and search operation is underway in the Gulshanpora area of Tral in the south Kashmir district.

Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Hammad Khan is believed to have been killed in the encounter that is underway since early morning in Tral, Pulwama of South Kashmir. Three terrorists were trapped inside when the encounter started.

Forces had received specific intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police officer said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the terrorists fired at them, triggering an encounter.

After killing all three militants, the security forces have called off the operation in the area.