Stray bullet kills minor girl in Kupwara

BK Web Desk/Srinagar
March 15, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 354 Views

A minor girl was today killed in Kupwara after being hit by a “stray bullet”.

According to reports, 12 year old girl Kaniza died on the spot after being hit by a “stray bullet” near encounter site, while her brother Faisal was injured and has been rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Earlier, security forces this morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Kalaroos village of the district following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.”Three militants have been killed in the encounter,” the official said, adding the three bodies and three weapons have also been recovered from the encounter site.

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