Woman shot dead as clashes rage in Kashmir’s Shupian

Army troopers take position during an encounter in Kashmir. (FIle)

A 24-year-old woman was killed and nine others sustained injuries during clashes which erupted after the killing of two militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shupian district on Tuesday.

Clashes erupted after killing of two militants at Batmuran village of the district on Tuesday.

Official sources said the woman, Rubi Jan,  sustained bullet wounds in her abdomen and was immediately rushed to nearby a hospital. However, doctors declared her brought dead on arrival.

Nine other people, according to sources, sustained injuries during clashes near encounter site.

Bodies of two militants along with as many AK rifles have been recovered from the encounter site.