Three militants and a civilian got killed in an encounter between militants and government forces in Kupwara district which started on wee hours of Wednesday.
“Three foreign militants have been killed and a civilian was killed by a stray bullet near encounter site who is identified as Kaneeza, 6, D/O Khushi Chaki,”police official from Kupwara police station confirmed.
Meanwhile he also said the operation is still going on and the dead bodies of the militants have been recovered but their identity is yet to be ascertained.
The police spokesperson later confirmed that the militants belonged to LeT militant outfit. “One police constable identified as Danish Ahmad was also injured in the encounter. He was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.”
The official handout also reads, “A minor girl namely Kaneeza and a minor boy Faisal were injured after they were hit by stray bullets more than 100 meters away from the encounter site. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where the girl succumbed to her injuries. The boy has been referred to Srinagar and his condition is stable so far.”