Four villagers received bullet injuries and six others were hit by pellets during the clash. (File photo)
A 24-year-old woman died after allegedly being shot during a clash between security forces and villagers in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Around 10 villagers were injured. Four of them received bullet injuries and six others were hit by pellets. Officials said three of the seriously injured have been shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment.
The clashes had started today morning after two terrorists were killed during an overnight encounter with the security forces at a house in the area. The police, army and the CRPF had started the operation at Shopian's Wanipora village on Monday evening after they received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists.
In the encounter, which went on through the night, two terrorists were killed. The police said one of them was identified as Ali, a Jaish-e-Mohammad operative from Pakistan.
Police said security forces opened fire after they came under intense stone pelting. A senior officer said the condition of the people injured during the clash is stable.
This is the second time a civilian died in Kashmir Valley in the last three days.
On Sunday, a taxi driver, Asif Iqbal, was killed in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. The man had been caught in the cross-fire during an anti-terror operation, the army said.
Initial investigation showed the security personnel -- who had had laid an ambush in following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area -- had fired at Asif Iqbal, mistaking him for a terrorist. The army is investigating the issue. The government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the killing.
The death had triggered protests and clashes in the area.