Woman Killed In Clash Between Villagers, Security Forces In Kashmir

20 December, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Rosa Wright
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"Two militants have been killed so far and the operation is still in progress", the official said.

The gunfight erupted om Monday evening in Batmurran area of Shopian during a cordon and search operation of the security forces.

The encounter continued throughout the night after the 44RR, 14 Bn of CRPF and SOG cordoned off the area after inputs about presence of three militants in Batmuran.

"As soon as the security force reached there, militants opened fire and entered into two houses", he added.

Two militants were killed in a gunfight in Bhatmaran Wanpora village of Shopian district while a woman died in a bullet injury after clashes between youth and forces. Another foreign militant was identified as Ali @Qari and from their possession two AK rifles and other ammunition was recovered.

Eyewitnesses said that the Indian forces also blew three houses and two cowsheds during the gunfight using explosives, besides torching a vehicle and a motorcycle.

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At least 210 militants have been killed this year - the most since 2010 - amid a military campaign to rout armed groups resisting Indian rule in the divided Himalayan region.

The sources in district hospital Pulwama informed Kashmir Life that the deceased was brought dead.

The trapped militants tried to escape while firing their guns but soldiers retaliated, leading to a prolonged clash.

Locals alleged that Ruby aka Beauty Jan was hit by a bullet during the clashes.

Beauty was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to injuries. "The cordon was strengthened and the civilians of nearby area were evacuated", a police spokesperson said.

"Their condition is stated to be stable". The security forces had to fire shotgun pellets and tear gas shells to contain the violent mob during the course of which at least a dozen civilians and a minor sustained serious injuries.

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