Suspected terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, shot dead a truck driver and beaten up an orchard owner in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Monday evening, according to reports. The driver, identified as Sharief Khan, was driving a Rajasthan-registered number truck, which was set on fire by the terrorists after targeting it.
News agency ANI reported that an operation has been launched in the area to trace the terrorists. The terrorists carried out the attack in Shirmal village in desperation as fruit transportation has picked up in the Valley.
The incident came on a day post-paid cellular services resumed in Kashmir after a 72-day communication clampdown following abrogation of Article 370 provisions.
Police said "there was a resentment among the locals over the Monday incidents". One of the terrorists involved in the attack is suspected to be a Pakistani, they said. Initial reports had said that the driver died after his truck was set afire by miscreants.