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Brave Jammu girl takes on six terrorists, kills one

Sep 29, 2009 07:51 AM IST India India

Jammu: A girl in Jammu's Rajouri district has given women the strength to stand up against attacks by terrorists.

Young Ruksana Kausar proudly shows off the AK-47 which saved her from six terrorists who attacked her.

The brave girl snatched the assault rifle from one of the terrorists, shot one to death, injured another and send the others running for their lives.

It helped that Ruksana was trained by the village defence committee how to fire a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

"I pushed a terrorist into the wall. I hit him with the butt of the gun and then fired several times," says Ruksana.

The six suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists had barged into her home on Sunday evening asking her family to hand her over.

When her parents refused they were beaten up. Then her brother attacked the terrorists with an axe and Ruksana went for a terrorist's gun.

The police got to know of it only after the fight was over.

"These people handed us the weapons and informed us about the encounter," says Shabbir Choudhary, SP, Rajouri.

Ruksana's family now fear retaliatory attacks from the terrorists and has asked the local police and the Army to protect them.

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