Teen Militant Who Survived Sabzar’s Encounter, Killed In Tral

Srinagar—A teenage militant, who was rescued by people after an encounter in May this year, was killed in a brief encounter in Seer area of Tral in Pulwama district.

According to a police officer, a joint team of 42RR, SOG Tral and 180 CRPF Cordoned off the Chopan Mohalla in Seer, Tral following a specific input about the presence of some militants.

Adil was killed after a group of militants reportedly fired upon a patrolling party. The Government forces launched a search operation and during the exchange of fire, the militant was killed.

Srinagar based Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia confirmed the death of Hizb militant and said that combing operation was launched to track down the militants.

Adil Rashid, a resident of Larow village of Tral town of Puwama in South Kashmir was a teenager who had suffered injuries in Saimoh encounter but had managed to flee from the encounter spot after people rushed to help him escape. Top commander Sabzar Bhat and his associate Faizan were killed in the encounter.

Adil had joined Hizb ranks this year on March 5 and hailed from Lurao, Tral.

Sources said that search operation in Seer continued even after the encounter as forces suspected presence of more militants. However it has been called off now. Meanwhile, protests have erupted in native village of slain militant.

As per the eyewitnesses, when the death of the militant spread in the town, youth The video’s and photographs people flocking around him after the encounter had gone viral and were widely shared by netizens.

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