Woman killed, one injured in Pulwama


A woman was killed while another person injured today on Wednesday morning as unidentified gunmen attacked them in a village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to officials, militants were behind the attack. In a tweet after the incident, the state police said, “Terrorists fired on civilians killing a girl Nigeena Bano and injuring another civilian Mohd Sultan in Pulwama. Police has registered a case. Officers are investigating circumstances of this terror crime.”

However, it has been reported that the woman’s husband has also been killed by the militants in 2017.

In the first five months of the year, security forces have killed 101 militants in counter-terror operations acting on intelligence inputs provided by their informants on the ground. In 2018 and 2017, from January till May security forces had managed to kill 70 and 57 militants respectively.

Report says that most of the counter-terror operations were executed in four districts of South Kashmir- Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag.

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