Woman killed in Tral attack

Woman killed in Tral attack

A woman was killed and another injured after militants fired at them in Seer village of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the militants belonged to terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The deceased has been identified as Yasmeena. The injured, Ruby, was shifted to a local hospital, and later referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment.

Superintendent of Police, Awantipora, Zahid Malik said JeM militant Noor Mohammad Tantray's role has been confirmed in the attack. Security forces reached the area and launched an operation to trace those involved in the incident.

On Saturday evening, militants ransacked a ruling PDP leader's house in the same area. The ultras fired several shots in the air as they were leaving the house of Peer Ashraf, zonal president of the party. Nobody was injured.

"They ransacked the house and fired in the air,” confirmed Malik, adding that four militants were involved in the incident.

The incident came a day after a grenade was lobbed into the house of Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, MLA from Tral, who also belongs to the PDP. Ashraf is considered to be close to Shah.

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