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In an unfortunate incident, an army soldier was killed and four others sustained injuries when their vehicle skidded off the road and plummeted into a gorge in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening. The officials said that the incident occurred near Bhawani village, which is close to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowshera sector. The vehicle, carrying five soldiers, lost control and veered off the road, resulting in the tragic descent into the gorge, the officials said.

Following the incident, emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene and transported the injured soldiers to a nearby hospital. Despite their prompt efforts, one of the soldiers was pronounced dead upon arrival. The condition of the four injured soldiers remains under medical observation, as per officials. 

A CRPF bus on its way to Jammu from Srinagar caught fire due to a technical snag in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Thursday. However, the occupants escaped unhurt, officials said. The bus, part of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy, caught



fire near Battery Chashma on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the afternoon, the officials said. The fire was brought under control and no one was injured. The vehicle suffered some damage, they added. Ramban SHO Vijay Kotwal said preliminary investigations suggested the fire was caused by a short circuit in the engine wiring.

Meanwhile, in the wake of four terror attacks in as many days, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police RR Swain on Thursday accused Pakistan of trying to disturb peaceful atmosphere through its mercenaries, and asserted that the Indian forces were determined to give a befitting response to the enemy. He warned the "enemy agents" that they would repent their decision of supporting terrorism and said "they have stakes including families, land and jobs unlike Pakistani terrorists who have nothing to lose." Terrorists struck at four places in Reasi, Kathua, and Doda districts over the past four days, killing nine people, including seven pilgrims returning from Shiv Khouri temple, and a CRPF jawan, and left seven security personnel and several others injured.
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