Shopian gunfight ends: 2 militants, woman killed, 3 houses, 3 cowsheds razed to ground

Shopian gunfight ends: 2 militants, woman killed, 3 houses, 3 cowsheds razed to ground
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Srinagar: A woman and two militants were killed during an overnight encounter with government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said Tuesday.
The gunfight ended after three residential houses and three cowsheds were razed o ground by force’s intense mortar shelling. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that three more residential houses suffered partial damages.
Forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Batamarun, Wanipora area of Shopian last evening following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the militants opened fire on the forces.
“Two militants were killed while the third militant apparently managed to escape from the spot,” PTI reported quoting officials.
A woman was killed during clashes between forces and locals near the gunfight site, local sources said. More than twelve protesters were also injured in the clashes.

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