Apple trucker shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district

A truck driver loading apples into his vehicle was killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday. This is the forth such attack on truckers transporting apples from the Kashmir region over the past two weeks.

The PTI reported that terrorists fired at the civilian in Bijbehara area. The victim was identified as Narayan Dutt from Udhampur district’s Katra.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation has been launched to catch the terrorists.

This incident occurred hours after 15 people were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists at Sopore in Baramulla district.

Incidentally, both the attacks took place a day before 27 members of the European Union parliament are expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

Last week, two truck drivers were killed and their vehicles loaded with apples were set on fire by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Another driver was injured in the incident.

Police said the trucks were passing through Chitragam village without providing prior information when the terrorists opened fire and set the fruit-laden trucks to a blaze.

Terrorist shot down a Rajasthani truck driver and assaulted a local orchard owner in Shopian on October 14. Two days later, a Punjab-based apple trader was killed in a terror attack in the same region.