Civilian killed in J&K cross-firing

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Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) A woman civilian was killed in a cross-firing between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday, police said.

“Security forces were fired at when they launched an operation in Batpora village after a tip-off about the militants hiding in a house,” the police said in a statement here.”

“In the cross firing, the woman was wounded and later succumbed to her injuries.”

The statement said: “Some militants are still holed-up in the house. Efforts are ongoing to take out the civilians.”

“The militants are using the civilians as human shield,” it added.

–IANS

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