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3 Army jawans and a civilian woman killed by militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district
On Thursday morning, three Army jawans were martyred and another three injured after militants opened fire at a patrolling party of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles at Mulu Chitragram area of south Kashmir's Shopian district.

Reportedly, a civilian woman of the Mulu area also died in the attack after being hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the exchange of fire. She later succumbed to her injuries. 

According to the police, the slain woman, identified as Taja, "was hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the crossfire". "She also succumbed to her injuries," said the police spokesman.

According to Army officials, a joint team of RR-44 and police had gone on a search operation to Kungnoo Shopian and were returning back empty handed, when they were attacked by unidentified militants at Mulu Chitragam, 60 km south of Srinagar at around 2 am on Thursday.

Of the six soldiers, including two officers who were injured in the attack, three succumbed to their injuries. Further details are still waited.

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