Three persons were killed when a water tanker skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu on Saturday.
Sources said that the accident took place at Kiru Patharnaki, resulting in on the spot death of the trio on board it. The deceased have been identified as Tariq Hussain, Arslan and ‘Janu’, all residents of Offani Padder.
SHO Kishtwar Abid Bukhari said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up in the incident. Bodies of the deceased were shifted to district hospital Kishtwar for medico-legal formalities.
Cop escapes unhurt in militant attack
A policeman escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on Friday, reports said.
Sources reported that militants fired upon a police constable at about 3:15 pm in the SD Colony area.
However, the policeman escaped unhurt. Soon after the attack, the officer said that the entire area was cordoned off and searches launched.
He said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been launched.
Two brothers drown while extracting sand in Jhelum
Two brothers drowned while extracting stand in Jhelum river in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said.
They said that brothers – Nissar Ahmad Malla and Hilal Ahmad Malla – drowned early today morning in the river while extracting sand near Jetty at Khwaja Bagh.
The family of the duo has been called and efforts are on to retrieve their bodies, said an official.
The brothers hailed from Littarpira village of Bandipora district, he added.
J&K: Massive CASO launched in two villages
Joint Forces launched a massive Cordon And Search Operation(CASO) in two villages of the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
An official said that the operation on Friday was launched jointly by forces including RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, and CRPF following inputs about the movement of militants in the Kakran Pombay and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam.
He said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in these areas.
The search operations in both areas were going on when this report was being filed.
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