TV actress killed in militant attack at Chadoora Budgam

SRINAGAR — A lady, a TV actress by profession, was killed while her nephew sustained injuries after they were attacked by unidentified gunmen in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday.

Officials told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a lady identified as Amreena Bhat from Hushroo Chadoora along with her 10-year-old nephew was fired upon by the unidentified gunmen, leaving them seriously wounded.

The lady and her nephew were immediately rushed to Sub District Hospital Chadoora wherefrom doctors referred the injured lady to Srinagar hospital in critical condition.

However, she succumbed to her injuries on way to the hospital. Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Kanwaljeet Singh told KNO that the lady was brought dead to the hospital.

Moreover, the area has been cordoned off and the searches have been launched to nab the attackers.

Meanwhile, police said that three militants associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) are involved in the attack.

“At around 1955 hrs, terrorists fired upon one lady Amreen Bhat D/o Khazir Mohd Bhat R/o Hushroo Chadoora at her home. She was shifted to a hospital in an injured condition where doctors declared her dead. Her 10-year-old nephew, who was also at home, received a bullet injury on his arm,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

“Three terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were involved in this heinous terror incident. The area has been cordoned off and searches started. Case registered and investigation on,” Police tweeted.

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