Srinagar: A rebel fighter was killed and a woman injured during a gunfight between government forces and the rebels in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“On specific inputs regarding the presence of militants, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Khan Mohalla of Arizal village of Beerwah tehsil in Budgam around midnight,” said a police spokesman,in a statement.
He said that during the search operation, one militant while trying to flee came out of the house he was hiding in and fired indiscriminately at the forces.
“In the incident, one lady received injury in thigh, ” he said.
The woman, identified as Humaira, was shifted to Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla where her condition is reported to be stable.
He said the militant was killed in retaliatory fire by the forces. “Arms and ammunition have been recovered,” he said.
The slain, according to reports, was identified as Shafat Hussain Wani of Wagoora Baramulla.
According to the official, the area is under cordon and searches are being conducted.
SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh said the gunfight has ended with the killing of the militant. (With inputs from Zia Shakir)