Omar condemns killing of civilian woman in encounter

20 December, 2017, 01:19 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • Encounter likely as cordon launched in Shopian village clashes ensue

A lady was killed during clashes between the government forces and protestors near the encounter site in Batmurran area of district Shopian on Tuesday.

"We were fired upon from outside the cordon by militants who were trying to break the cordon in order to aid the militant in fleeing from the spot". "She was hit by a bullet in the left side of her abdomen during the massive clashes near encounter site". Two force personnel were also injured during the encounter. One militant, who is present inside a house, is on hunt.

The police claimed that the killed militants were "involved in a number of militant incidents including the recent attack on the vehicle of J&K Bank near Poju Shopian on 11th of December 2017 in which two bank guards were killed".

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The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that the Indian police is denying meetings between prisoners and their families and unnecessarily creating hurdles in the release of the detainees.

Acting on specific inputs, Shopian Police along with 44 Rashtriya Riffles and 14th battalion of CRPF cordoned off a cluster of houses at village Bata Murran Shopian. She succumbed on her way to the hospital.

The police official further said that some miscreants pelted stones at security forces during the operation, prompting use of crowd control weapons, including tear gas to disperse them. Police said their condition is stated to be stable.

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On Sunday, a taxi driver, Asif Iqbal, was killed in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Joint Resistance Leadership of separatists has called for a shutdown on Wednesday against the killing of three civilians during security force operations in the last one week.

"The militants firing continued till morning which was replied by the forces".

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