The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed that there was no presence of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists in the Tral area of Pulwama district.
The Police also added that it had happened first time since 1989.
The statement of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar came after three terrorists were on Friday killed in a near 15-hour long gunbattle with security forces in the Chewa Ullar village of Tral.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “After today’s successful ops, no presence of HM terrorist in Tral area. It has happened for the first time since 1989: IGP Kashmir”