Srinagar, April 24: Awantipora police along with 42 RR and 180 Bn of CRPF carried out searches in the Gatengo Laam forest area of Tral.
After receiving credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area, searches were initiated and during searches, the holed up militants fired heavily upon the search party. Security Forces in their guarded response fired back leading to an encounter with the militants. During the encounter three militants of outlawed JeM were neutralized. Their identity is being ascertained.
Moreover one police personnel identified as Mohammad Latif son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Tral and one Army Jawan identified as Ajay Kumar attained martyrdom in the encounter.
During the encounter, incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot. The search in the area is going on.
Separately the wreath laying ceremony of the policeman Latif Gojri was held at DPL Awantipora where among others IGP Kashmir Shri Swayam Prakash Pani, DIG SKR Shri Amit Kumar and others SFs participated.