Two non-local truck drivers shot dead, one injured by terrorists in Kashmir's Shopian; two trucks torched, say cops
Terrorists Thursday struck for the third time in 10 days in Kashmir's Shopian district killing two non-Kashmiri truck drivers, who had gone to ferry loads of apples
Terrorists Thursday struck for the third time in 10 days in south Kashmir's militancy-hit Shopian district
They stopped the three trucks bearing registration number of Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab and started indiscriminate firing at the drivers
Two non-Kashmiri drivers died while one was taken to the hospital
Srinagar: Terrorists Thursday struck for the third time in 10 days in south Kashmir's militancy-hit Shopian district killing two non-Kashmiri truck drivers, who had gone to ferry loads of apples, officials said.
"It's an unfortunate incident. The truck drivers had ventured into interior areas without informing the security forces," a senior official said. The official said that bodies of two drivers had been recovered while another injured was being evacuated to hospital in Srinagar.
Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said in the evening, terrorists fired at trucks near Chittargam in Shopian and injured three drivers. The terrorists stopped the three trucks bearing registration number of Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab and started indiscriminate firing at the drivers who made an unsuccessful attempt to flee the area. The terrorists also torched two of the trucks.
One of the dead has been identified as Mohmmed Illiyas, a resident of Alwar in Rajasthan, while the injured has been identified as Jeevan from Hoshiarpur in Punjab. The identity of the other deceased is being ascertained.
Officials said police teams have been fanned out in the area to nab the culprits.
On 14 October, two terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead the driver of a truck having Rajasthan registration and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian district. The driver was identified as Sharief Khan.
Two days later, Punjab-based apple trader Charanjeet Singh was killed and Sanjeev injured when terrorists attacked them in Shopian district.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply
Phase II of COVID-19 vaccination begins on 1 March; senior citizens, people above 45 with comorbidities to get dose
While the vaccine will be given for free at government centres, it will be available for a charge, to be decided later, at many private hospitals
Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals will open the campaign in the new season against Punjab Kings on 12 April in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals part ways with head coach Andrew McDonald; Trevor Penney appointed new 'lead assistant coach'
In his coaching career, Penney has worked with countries like India, Sri Lanka, England as well as associate nations such as the Netherlands and the USA.