A woman was shot dead and a man was injured by suspected militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today (Wednesday, June 5) morning.
Police officials said the woman identified as Nigeena Bano, was fired at by militants at Kakapora area in Pulwama. The woman succumbed to injuries and was declared dead on arrival, said a senior doctor at the health facility in Kakapora.
The civilian, who was injured, has been identified as Jalal-ud-din Bafanda. He has been referred to Srinagar hospital, for specialised treatment.
“Both the civilians received critical gunshot wounds. Both were evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. However, Nigeena Bano succumbed to her injuries,” the police official said.
Kashmir Police in a tweet said, “Terrorists fired on civilians killing a girl Nigeena Bano & injuring another civilian Mohd Sultan in #Pulwama. #Police has registered a case. Officers are investigating the circumstances of this #terrorcrime.”
The woman’s husband was also killed in 2017 by militants.
This is a developing story. More details awaited.
(With Inputs from media reports)