Shopian: A 24-year-old woman died after allegedly being shot during a clash between security forces and villagers in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The former chief minister said he stood in solidarity with the family in their moment of inconsolable loss and bereavement.
In yet another bloody clash between civilians and the military on the Indian side of Kashmir, one woman has died and several other people have been injured in the Shopian district. The militants continued firing on the security forces which was retaliated, " added a police official.
The sources in district hospital Pulwama informed Kashmir Life that the deceased was brought dead.
The police, army and the CRPF had started the operation at Shopian's Wanipora village on Monday evening after they received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists. Two JeM terrorists were killed in this encounter who were identified as Tanveer Ahmad from Bata Murran Shopian and Ali alias Qari, a foreign terrorist. The government forces responded with bullets and pellet fires.
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Two forces personnel, who included one armyman from 44 RR and a police personnel of Shopian Police, were, as per the spokesman, injured during the encounter. While the cordon was being laid, hiding militants fired upon the joint search party, thus starting an encounter.
Eyewitnesses said that the Indian forces also blew three houses and two cowsheds during the gunfight using explosives, besides torching a auto and a motorcycle.
"A bullet hit a lady in the abdomen at her home while she was cleaning the doorway of her house". Police further said that " as cordon was strengthened the civilians of nearby area were evacuated".
"Their condition is stated to be stable".