Midnight ambush in Kashmir village: 3 troopers, woman killed Shopian:
February 23, 2017
Jana Begam reportedly died in the crossfire between insurgents and Indian army.
Three Indian army soldiers and a woman was killed after a group of insurgents attacked a government forces patrol in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said on Thursday.
Army’s patrol in Mulu Chitragam area of Kashmir’s Shopian district came under fire on Thrusday, the sources added. Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that a group of insurgents opened fire on army’s patrolling party from 44 Rashtriya Rifles in which seven soldiers were injured. The attack took place at 2 am. “In the attack seven army soldier sustained critical bullet injuries, ” sources said, adding that the injured soldiers were immediately shifted to army hospital. However, three injured soldiers succumbed to injuries, sourced said. Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that the insurgents group managed to escape after carrying out the attack. However, an extra contingent of forces rushed to the area to combat the insurgents hiding in the area. In the exchange of fire, a woman, Jana Begum, also sustain bullet injuries. Medical sources said that Jana had died before they could give her medical aid.
Srinagar: At least nine security personnel, including five Army jawans, have been injured in an encounter with millitants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. A militant was also killed in the gunbattle. The injured soldiers have been airlifted to an Army hospital in Srinagar; the condition of some soldiers is said to be critical.
Officials say that the gunbattle between the security forces and militants is still on, and the number of injured security personnel could be more than nine.