Two Jaish militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Batmura village. One militant, who is present inside a house, is on hunt.
Khan said that the operation was launched after getting information regarding the presence of militants in the Shopian area.
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. He claimed that the civilian died in cross firing between militants and armed forces. She was shifted to hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
"We were fired upon from outside the cordon by militants who were trying to break the cordon in order to aid the militant in fleeing from the spot". Another foreign militant was identified as Ali @Qari and from their possession two AK rifles and other ammunition was recovered.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza while addressing public meetings at Khanqah, Middur, Batgund Tral, Qaimoh, Bichroo, Brazul and Yaripora areas of Kulgam and Pulwama said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. In the morning Jan, 30, was killed when she was hit by a bullet near the encounter site. "The cordon was strengthened and the civilians of nearby area were evacuated", a police spokesperson said. 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.
Two force personnel including an army man and a police man were also injured during the encounter. She succumbed on her way to the hospital. Their condition was however reported to be stable.