Woman Killed in encounter between army and LeT militants in Kashmir

In a battle between militants and security forces following tip-off of militants hiding in the area, a woman was killed caught in crossfire in early hours of Saturday.

According to police, the Birnhi Batpora Dailgam  area in Kashmir’s Anantanag was cordoned on receiving intelligence on LeT  militants lutkinh in the locality .

As the combing operation proceeded, a few militants positioned outside a house fired upon security personnel. In  return fire, a woman identified as Tahira Begam sustained injuries and later succumbed to it.

At least three LeT  militants are still holed up in the house and are using civilians as human shield, the army said.

“Efforts are being made to rescue the civilians” the army officials said

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