Militants attack army in Tral forests, searches underway

A group of militants attacked an army patrol in a dense forest area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral sub-district this morning, official sources said here.

Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that a patrol of army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles was attacked at about 8:30 am in Koil-Shikargah.

“Today a patrolling party was fired upon by militants in theĀ  forest area. Forces retailed the fire. More forces were rushed to the area,” the sources said.

The superintendent of police in Auentpur, Zahid Malik, said that the exchange of fire happened and the area is being cordoned off.