Pulwama: Woman Shot Dead, Elderly Man Dies In Blast

SRINAGAR — A woman was shot dead and a civilian killed in two separate incidents of violence in south Kahsmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

A woman  was killed by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

Shameema Bano, a resident of Quil, was shot in the Drubgam area of Pulwama, an official said.

He said the woman was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead.

A police spokesman said banned militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was behind the killing of the woman

“Two militants belonging to HM outfit are responsible for the killing,” he said. Soon after the incident, a hunt was launched to nab the assailants, he said, adding, “a case under relevant sections of law has been lodged.”  

Meanwhile, one person was killed and three were injured in a grenade attack on a police installation in Awantipora area of Pulwama, police said.

The suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards the main gate of the district police office which missed the intended target and exploded by the road, a police official said.

Four civilians were injured in the grenade blast, the official said, adding that one of the injured later succumbed to injuries at a hospital. The deceased was identified as Abdul Ahad Panchoo (60).

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