Srinagar: An encounter between government forces and militants broke out in Birnhi Batpora village of Dialgam area in Anantnag district Saturday morning and a lady was killed after hit by bullets, sources said.
Police said that after receiving specific information regarding presence of militants in Birnhi Batpora Dailgam forces laid a cordon in the wee hours.
“While the cordon was being laid some militants outside a house fired upon the security personnel which was retaliated,” Police said adding, “In the cross firing one lady sustained injuries and later on succumbed.”
As per police some militants are holed up in the house.
“Efforts are on to take out the civilians out of this house who are being used as human shields by militants.”