Pulwama: At least two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed today in Tral encounter between security forces and the militant group in Saimoh area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Soimoh village of Tral, following information about presence of some top Hizbul Mujahideen militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the security forces were closing on the house where the militants were hiding, the ultras opened fire.

The security forces retaliated, killing two militants.

As per reports, Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat is among the two militants killed in Tral encounter.

The operation was in progress when this story was filed.

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