Kupwara: A non-local Beacon official was killed during an army ambush in Chowkibal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
A police official told Greater Kashmir that an ambush was laid by the army in Sayedaan Pathra Kakva Gali Kralpora.
“Ambush was laid by army in Sayedaan Pathra Kakva Gali Kralpora in which a non-local beacon official was killed,” he said, adding they are ascertaining the rest of the details.
Initial reports suggest that the deceased was not a resident of Kashmir. “His identity is being ascertained,” said the official.
Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said they were ascertaining the details.
Beacon is a project of the Border Roads Organisation which develops and maintains roads in the border districts of India.