Says woman injured in cross firing succumbed to her injuries
Srinagar, Dec 11: There Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants and a woman were Monday killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Unisoo village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
The police said that the woman got injured in the cross firing during the gun battle and later succumbed to her injuries.
Police spokesman as per the statement issued to KNS said that acting on a specific input, Handwara police along with 22 RR and 92 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Mir Mohalla area of Unisoo in the jurisdiction of Police Station Handwara.
“During search operation, terrorists hiding in the house of Abdul Hamid Mir fired upon the joint search party,” he said, adding that the fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter.
“Three unidentified terrorists of LeT were killed in this encounter. The identity of these terrorists is being ascertained. Three AK rifles along with other ammunition was recovered from the encounter site,” the spokesman added.
Earlier, in a tweet, the state police chief, Shesh Pal Vaid said that all the three militants, “apparently Pakistanis”, were killed, saying that it has been raining whole night and the boys were out there in the cold.
“In unisoo Handwara all the three terrorists apparently Pakistanis have been neutralised by Joint team of J&K Police, RR &CRPF. It has been raining whole night & boys were out there in the cold,” Director General of Police (DGP) wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the people in Unisoo area staged a protest against the killing of a woman identified as Mysara during the gunfight.
Reports said that the body of a woman was placed on road amid pro-freedoms sloganeering and demanded action against the forces.
The protest in Handwara was carried out by the Langate lawmaker, Er Rasheed. (KNS)