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Jammu And Kashmir: Two Army Jawans Killed In Wall Collapse In Kathua

Kathua (J-Ok): Two military personnel, together with a junior commissioned officer (JCO), had been killed whereas one other obtained critical accidents after a wall of their barrack collapsed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned on Saturday.

A wall of the barrack collapsed in Machhedi camp in Billawar space Friday night, trapping three troopers beneath the particles, they mentioned.

The officers mentioned a rescue operation was instantly launched and the trapped troopers had been evacuated to civil hospital in a critical situation.

Two of them, JCO S N Singh (45) of Sonipat in Haryana and Naik Pervez Kumar (39) of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir, had been declared introduced useless, they mentioned.

Soldier Mangal Singh (46) of Panipat in Haryana, who was severely injured, was referred to Navy Hospital, Pathankot for specialised therapy, the officers mentioned.

Then again, two terrorists affiliated with ‘The Resistance Force’ (TRF) have been arrested right here and arms and ammunition seized on the Narwal bypass in Jammu and Kashmir, police mentioned on Saturday.

Raees Ahmad Dar of Churath, Qazigund, and Subzar Ahmad Sheikh of Ashmuji, Kulgam, had been on their method to Srinagar in a automobile after they had been intercepted and arrested by the Particular Operations Group (SOG) of the native police on the Narwal bypass on Friday night, they mentioned.

A police spokesperson mentioned the SOG had arrange a particular checkpoint within the space after getting a dependable enter concerning the motion of terrorists with computerized weapons.

“At about 5.30 pm (Friday) when the SOG team was conducting vehicle checking in the area, one Alto car tried to escape the checkpoint. Observing the suspicious movement, the SOG team immediately chased the vehicle and apprehended the two suspects along with a bag,” he mentioned.

The official mentioned the bag, which was with Dar, contained an AK assault rifle with two magazines and 60 rounds, and a pistol together with two magazines and 15 rounds.

A case beneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and the Illegal Actions Prevention Act has been registered, the spokesperson mentioned.

With the arrest, he mentioned, the police has busted a TRF module.

TRF is believed to be a shadow group of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“Dar has a history of involvement in terror activities and has four cases registered against him. Initial investigation reveals that he is working for TRF. The role of his associate is also being ascertained,” the official mentioned.

He mentioned Jammu Police was investigating the case to unearth the community of associates offering help to terror actions.

In a associated growth, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at ahead posts alongside the Worldwide Border (IB) in Kathua district right here, officers mentioned on Saturday.

Firing from throughout the IB within the Satpal Border Outpost space of Hiranagar sector began round 9.35 pm on Friday, prompting robust retaliation by the Border Safety Power (BSF), they mentioned.

The officers mentioned cross-border firing between the 2 sides continued until 2.45 am on Saturday, however there was no instant report of any harm on the Indian facet.

The newest ceasefire violation comes a day after two Military porters Altaf Hussain and Mohammad Zaif had been injured in Pakistani firing alongside the Line of Management at Dalhan in Poonch district.

The porters, each residents of Noorkote village, had been shifting in direction of a ahead put up after they had been fired upon by Pakistani troops from throughout the border, inflicting critical accidents to them, the officers mentioned, including each had been hospitalised and their situation was said to be secure.

(With PTI Inputs)

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