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Rajouri: Army issues statement on Rajouri-Poonch Highway incident

Rajouri: Two locals were found dead outside the army camp along the Poonch-Rajouri highway early on Friday morning evoking massive protests in the area.

Locals said that two locals with bullet marks were found dead outside te Alpha Gate of army camp along Poonch-Rajouri highway at around 6 AM.

Locals identified the slain as Kamal Kumar and Surinder Kumar, both natives of Rajouri district. “I was travelling in ma vehicle and heard several shots of bullets at the Alpha gate of army camp. I left behind my vehicle and ran for cover. Later, I came to know that two locals have been killed,” a truck driver driver said.

Meanwhile, massive protests rocked the area with locals demanding probe into the incident.

A police official said that they are ascertaining the facts. ” Senior officials have rushed to the spot to find out what actually happened and how the two locals were killed,” he said.

Army in a Tweet, however, said there was a firing incident by unidentified militants near military hospital, which led to fatal casualty of two individuals.  

Meanwhile, massive protests rocked the area with locals demanding probe into the incident. The protesters have blocked the highway and traffic has been halted on the highway,” eye witnesses said, adding that empty cartridges have been found outside the Army’s Alpha Gate—(Agencies)

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