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2 CRPF jawans mowed down as stone pelters attack vehicle

April 04, 2018 22:19 IST

The driver lost control over the vehicle and hit a motorcycle on which Riyaz Ahmed Wani and Nissar Ahmed Wani were riding.

Two Central Reserve Police Force jawans were mowed down by a force vehicle when its driver lost control due to stone pelting at Hiller area in Kokernag of South Kashmir, police said Wednesday night.

The unfortunate incident took place on Wednesday evening when CRPF troops were withdrawing after a day-long law and order duty in the area.

 

According to the police, the driver of the CRPF armoured vehicle was pelted with stones in the area, 85 km from Srinagar, during the withdrawal operation in the evening.

The driver, identified as Roop Singh, lost control of the vehicle and hit a motorcycle on which two CRPF jawans -- Riyaz Ahmed Wani and Nissar Ahmed Wani -- were riding.

They were rushed to a hospital where they were declared brought dead.

The driver of the armoured vehicle has been hit in his head and has been rushed to an Army hospital in Srinagar.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot to maintain law and order, officials said.

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