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Three army jawans, woman killed; 6 injured as militants attack at patrol party in Kashmir

As Per Initial Media Reports, Army Personnel Sustained Bullet Injuries While A Woman Also Suffered Injuries During The Attack.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 23 Feb 2017, 11:16:08 AM
Security personnel stand guard near a village during an encounter with militants. (ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi:

Three army jawans were killed and six other personnel were injured on late Wednesday night when militants opened fire at a patrolling team in Mulu Chitragam area of Shopian district in south Kashmir.

As per media reports, a total of six army personnel sustained bullet injuries in the attack. 

Reports said a cordon and search operation was carried out at Kungnoo in Shopian district by 44 RR and police. The team concluded the search operation without any arrest. 

The attack happened when the patrol party was returning from Kungnoo, the patrol party was attacked by militants at Mulu Chitragam at about 2 am resulting in injuries to six army personnel including two officers of whom three succumbed to injuries.  

The deceased woman has been identified as Mst Taja, wife of Ghulam Mohammed Mir of Mulu. Taja was hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the crossfiring. 

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First Published : 23 Feb 2017, 07:05:00 AM

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