Girl injured in shootout between militants and security forces in Kulgam

Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) A girl was injured in a shootout between militants and security forces on Thursday in Khudwani area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, official sources said.


They said militants fired towards a security force camp at Khudwani in Kulgam district in the wee hours today. Alert security forces also retaliated ensuing in a brief encounter, they said.


A girl, identified as Muskan, resident of Wanigund, was injured after being hit by a stray bullet.


The injured was rushed to hospital at Qaimoh, they said, adding that the entire area has been cordoned off and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the militants. However, so far, no contact has been established with the militants, who are believed to have escaped under the cover of darkness.

 

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