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J&K: Apple truck driver shot dead by militants in Shopian, orchard owner thrashed

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A truck driver transporting apples in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir was shot dead Monday by militants, the police have said. The militants include a suspected Pakistani national, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

a group of people standing on a lush green hillside: The truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was transporting apples to Jammu (Representational/Express Photo) © Provided by IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was transporting apples to Jammu (Representational/Express Photo)

The deceased has been identified as Sharief Khan, they said, adding that the militants carried out the attack in Shirmal village. 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.

While Sharief Khan was killed, the orchard owner was beaten up. The truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was set ablaze on its way to Jammu, news agency PTI reported quoting police officials. The body was recovered from the truck.

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