Woman killed, 8 injured near gunfight site in Shopian

Woman killed, 8 injured near gunfight site in Shopian

Srinagar, Dec 19: A woman was killed after being hit by a bullet during clashes near the gunfight site at Batmurran village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Reports said that Beauty Jan wife of Manzoor Ahmad, was hit by a bullet in her abdomen during clashes. She was rushed to a hospital but died on the way.

At least eight protesters were injured in the clashes that erupted this morning after forces launched a search operation to look for third militant believed to be hiding in the debris of the blasted house.

Earlier, two militants were killed in the overnight gunfight with government forces that began last evening after army and police launched an operation on a tip-off.