An encounter between the security forces and the terrorists is going on in Dayalgam village of Anantnag. During the search operation, it was found that two-three terrorists were hiding. There is news of the death of a woman in the action of the security forces.
“Security forces were fired at when they launched an operation in Batpora village after a tip-off about the terrorists hiding in a house. In the cross firing, the woman was wounded and later succumbed to her injuries,” the police said.
Tahira Begum, 44, sustained injuries during the encounter and was rushed to the district hospital, but she could not be saved, officials said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brenti-Batpora early today after they received information about the presence of at least three terrorists including Basheer Lashkari, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, who is believed to be the behind the killing of Kashmiri police officer Feroz Ahmed Dar and five other cops.
The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists, who he said were using residents as human shields, opened fire on security forces. Clashes have erupted and there are reports of stone throwing in the area.