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Kashmir: Army kills leopard after it hurts 6

india Updated: Feb 11, 2014 07:21 IST
HT Correspondent

A leopard was shot dead by the army after the animal attacked a patrolling party at a village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday afternoon.

Wildlife officials said the leopard was killed only after it had injured six people, including a policeman and an army jawan.

The leopard had apparently entered the village from a nearby jungle, as the snow forces many such animals in winters to look for food in urban areas.

The animal was shot at a close range with an automatic weapon by the security personnel.

The incident took place at Khewan village, bordering Kulgam and Anantnag.

Army kills leopard after it injures six personnel in south Kashmir. (Photo with special arrangement. Greater Kashmir/Sajad Muniwardi)