Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists gun down woman in Kashmir
Srinagar: A woman was shot dead and another injured by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in a south Kashmir village on Sunday, police said.
In more violence, a gunman was killed and a paramilitary trooper injured in separate incidents in the Kashmir Valley.
Police said Jaish terrorists opened fire at two women in Seer village of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. One of the women, Yasmeena, was killed while the other, Ruby, was injured.
The wounded woman was taken to a Srinagar hospital where her condition was stated to be stable.
Superintendent of Police Zahid Malik said a known Jaish terrorist, Noor Mohammed Tantray, was behind the attack.
The police officer said a search operation was launched to nab the assailant.
Hours after the shooting, unidentified terrorists hurled a grenade at the Tral residence of a former National Conference legislator Mohammed Ashraf Bhat.
"A CRPF trooper was injured in the explosion. He has been shifted to hospital for treatment," a police officer said.
Earlier on Sunday militants ransacked the house of an assistant sub-inspector of Police in the same area.
The inmates of the house including the officer's father managed to escape when five masked militants came to the house.
In north Kashmir Kupwara district, a militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces after an operation was launched in Ananwan area at 5 a.m.
"One terrorist was killed and a weapon recovered in the operation," Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.