February 2017 News

Midnight Ambush In Kashmir Village: Trooper, Woman Killed

22 February 2017
Kashmir Dispatch
Umar Rashid

Srinagar: An Indian army soldier and a woman was killed after a group of insurgents attacked a government forces patrol in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said on Thursday. Army's patrol in Mulu Chitragam area of Kashmir's Shopian district came under fire on Thrusday night, the sources added. Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that a group of insurgents opened fire on army's patrolling party from 44 Rashtriya Rifles in which seven soldiers were injured. The attack took place at 2 am. 'In the attack an seven army soldier sustained critical bullet injuries,' sources said, adding that the injured soldiers were immediately shifted to army hospital. However, one injured soldier succumbed to injuries. Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that the insurgents group managed to escape after carrying out the attack. However, an extra contingent of forces rushed to the area to combat the insurgents hiding in the area. In the exchange of fire, a woman Jana Begum also sustain bullet injuries. Medical sources said that Jana had died before they could give her medical aid.