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J&K: One jawan killed, another injured in firing near Banihal

"Our investigations into the matter are in progress and we are also not ruling out it being a fratricide killing," a senior police officer said. The officer said what was baffling is that there has been no reported movement of militants in the area during the recent past.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: September 20, 2017 10:32 pm
SSB camp firing, SSB terrorist attack, Kashmir, Jammu and kashmir, Ramban terrorist attack, Ramban SSb, RAmban SSB firing, jawan killed, Indian army, Shahastra Seema Bal, Police said, “The firing reportedly took place around 8.30 pm.” (Source: ANI photo)

A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) official was killed and another injured in firing under mysterious circumstance near an under-construction four-lane Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel at Nowgam near Banihal along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Wednesday evening.

Identifying the deceased as Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Parveshar Yadav, police said they “cannot tell at the moment whether it has been a terror attack or an incident of fratricide killing.” “Our investigations into the matter are in progress and we are also not ruling out it being a fratricide killing,” a senior police officer said. The officer said what was baffling is that there has been no reported movement of militants in the area during the recent past.

The firing reportedly took place around 8.30 pm, he said, adding that “our senior officers are on the spot”. The officer also said they haven’t reached any conclusion, adding that “details like how it happened, how many shots were fired and response of the SSB personnel are still not forthcoming”.

The SSB has a camp near the 8.5 km long under-construction road tunnel at Nowgam, which is part of four lining of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway project. The work on the tunnel is being executed by Navayuga Engineering Company.

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    George Cruz
    Sep 21, 2017 at 4:40 am
    The truth is that there was no evil Islam and the terror prone illiterate Muslims in the Indian subcontinent until the barbaric/brutal Turkish invasion in the late 1100's and historically Kashmir never belonged to the illiterate Muslims. The Indian subcontinent was a loose federation of various Hindu kingdoms who worshipped Hindu gods like Shiva, Krishna,Rama, etc. co-existing peacefully with subsets of Hindu religion like the Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, etc for thousands of years. The barbaric/illiterate Muslims hated Hindus and demanded a separate country out of hate for the Hindus and Islamic Caliphate Pak was carved out of greater India. Today, the Islamic Caliphate is a failed state with various terror groups committing terror/killing based on the Islamic ideologies of Jihad/Sharia. The J-K is and has been an integral part of India since 1947, and the Indian citizens would never allow or accept another terror prone Islamic Caliphate in the Kashmir Valley.
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      Jas
      Sep 21, 2017 at 1:39 am
      Great religion - killing people world over in the name of a pedophile.
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        sullu
        Sep 21, 2017 at 1:29 am
        what a ironi poor shooder become sub human by birth when his caste is mentioned on his or her birth certificate. shame on you Hindus satan
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          sullu
          Sep 21, 2017 at 1:26 am
          kashmir belongs to Kashmiris rest shut up
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            S
            Sep 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm
            Dont worry foolish Indians praja....your Raja Modi has killed him because gujrat elections are near......so just relax...more incidents hope to come..
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