Woman Killed In Clash Between Villagers, Security Forces In Kashmir

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Tension gripped south Kashmir on Tuesday after two top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed in an encounter in an overnight operation and a 24-year-old woman died in the cross-fire in Bata Murran village of Shopian district.

The former chief minister said he stood in solidarity with the family in their moment of inconsolable loss and bereavement.

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

"The terrorists continued firing on the security forces which was retaliated".

The gun-battle started late Monday evening after government forces, including the Indian Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the paramilitary forces, cordoned off and raided some homes in Batmoora village of Shopian in southern Kashmir, following a tip-off that rebels were hiding there, police officials said. Two JeM militants were killed in this encounter.

The police said that the woman died in the crossfire between militants and forces during the encounter.




As per local sources, the militants were trapped in the house of one Muhammad Yakub.

"A bullet hit a lady in the abdomen at her home while she was cleaning the doorway of her house".

Two force personnel including an army man and a police man were also injured during the encounter.

The police official further said that some miscreants pelted stones at security forces during the operation, prompting use of crowd control weapons, including tear gas to disperse them.

"Their condition is stated to be stable".

Separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over Kashmir called for a strike Wednesday to protest recent civilian killings.

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