Suspected militants shot dead a woman in South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday.
Another man was also injured in the attack.
The deceased has been identified as Nigeena Bano.
Militants fired at her at Kakapora area in Pulwama. Bano succumbed to injuries and was declared dead on arrival 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 specialized treatment.
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.”
On 14 February this year, 40 security personnel were killed by a suicide bomber when the convoy of vehicles carrying them on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked.
The incident took place at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the responsibility for the attack then. The attacker was Adil Ahmad Dar, a local from Pulwama district, and a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed.
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