J&K: 2 Army jawans, 2 civilians washed away

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Two army jawans and two civilians drowned in rivers in Reasi and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

The two soldiers, who had gone to take bath in the Tawi river, drowned in the river in Kawa hamlet of Udhampur district yesterday evening, a police officer said.

Following a search operation by the army, their bodies were fished out today, he said, adding that they were identified as Sepoy Vinod and Havaldar Anshul.

In another incident, two persons — Bahar Din and Mohmmad Irfan — drowned while crossing a river in Kaksi area in Gulabgarh tehsil of Reasi district this evening, an officer said.

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The bodies were yet to be traced.

Meanwhile in an RTI reply,the Home Ministry has said that at least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in last two years in which 23 security personnel were killed.

It also said that 1,142 terror incidents were reported in J&K between 2012 and 2016 in which 236 security personnel and 90 civilians were killed.

The ministry said that in the same period, 507 terrorists were killed in encounters.