CASO in Tral village as two-day strike ends

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Government forces cordoned Lurgam in Tral and searched the village on Wednesday as the area resumed normal activity after two days of strike following killing of two militants. 

Shops and businessestablishments opened across the township and transport plied normally asschools also opened after three months long winter vacation.

On Sunday, two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants, Mudasir Khanalias Mohammad Bhai from Midoora locality and another Pakistani militant werekilled during a gunfight with government forces at Pinglish hamlet.

A two-storey residentialhouse was razed to the ground during the firefight.

People from differentareas continued to visit the house of the slain militant at Midoora and offeredcondolences and prayers.

Meanwhile, governmentforces laid a siege to Lurgam village in the area and conducted searcheslooking for militants.

A police official said the searches were carried outfollowing "specific inputs" about presence of militants in thevillage.

Columns of governmentforces personnel comprising Jammu & Kashmir police, army's 42 RashtriyaRifles and Central Reserve Police Force cordoned the village off in themorning.

Residents said thesearches were carried out many times in the area for many hours, sealing allentry and exit points to the village affecting movement of residents in theadjoining areas.

A senior police officialsaid the search operation "concluded peacefully".

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