J&K: Terrorists Set Ablaze Apple Truck In Mir Market, Tral; Investigation Underway

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In yet another attack at civilians in Jammu-Kashmir, terrorists on Sunday, have set ablaze an apple truck in the Mir Market in Pulwama district's Tral.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 15:00

Pictures of the gutted down truck has been accessed by Republic TV. Visuals of the empty truck show a cahrred interior and broken windows. The truck was suspectedly set ablaze by terrorists.

 


In yet another attack at civilians in Jammu-Kashmir, terrorists on Sunday, have set ablaze an apple truck in the Mir Market in Pulwama district's Tral. Source report that investigation has been launched by the police to track down the terrorists. Sources further report that the truck which was empty at the time of the attack was parked inside Mir market. It was reportedly used to ferry apples from the inner villages to other parts of the district.

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Terrorists target civilians

Previously on November 4, a grenade was lobbed at a vegetable market in Srinagar's Hari Singh High Street, injuring more than 20 civilians. Sources also said that grenade attack by terrorists was aimed at the civilians and the Army as Hari Singh High Street is one of the busiest streets in Srinagar. A civilian at the location informed that the attack took place as the market was open and people were doing their usual chores.

On 28th October, Nineteen people were injured in Sopore after a grenade was lobbed by terrorists in a busy market area. The attack took place near J&K Bank New Colony Bank, a day before the scheduled visit of the 27-member European delegation to Kashmir. On 5 October, 14 people were injured in a grenade attack targeted at Deputy Commissioner's Office in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

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Current situation of Kashmir

Meanwhile, the Centre has stated that the situation in Kashmir is slowly being restored back to normalcy. While traffic has been seen increasing in the Valley, public transport is still not functional, as informed by authorities. While landline connections have been restored completely, internet and cell connections too have been restored to most parts of the Valley, according to Kashmir administration. Schools have also opened in the Valley and attendance has been gradually rising. The state administration has been giving regular reports about medical facilities functional in the Valley. But major Kashmiri politicians like Omar Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti continue to remain under detention.

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UTs came into existence

The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on October 31 revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories. The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh come into existence on after the central government on August 5 decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and create them on October 31. G C Murmu and R K Mathur have been sworn-in as first Lt Governors of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh respectively.

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