Two truck drivers killed in Shopian, Vehicle set on fire


SRINAGAR: Two truck drivers who had come to transport apples in Kashmir’s Shopian district were shot dead by militants on Thursday evening and their truck was set on fire. In the incident, another truck driver was also injured, a report by NDTV said.

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The latest attack comes a week after an apple trader was shot dead in the same district, which was the third such killing in three days in the Kashmir valley. Reportedly militants had killed a labourer and a man from Rajasthan who was driving a truck from an orchard.

The report quoted an offcial saying that bodies of two drivers had been recovered while another injured was being evacuated to hospital in Srinagar. Meanwhile, Police teams are trying to arrest the accused.

One of the victims 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 victim is being ascertained, NDTV reported.


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