Armed militants believed to be of the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba killed five officials of the Border Road Organization, including a lieutenant colonel and an assistant executive engineer, in Sinthan Top in Kishtwar district, Jammu, on Friday.
Sources said “the team of officials associated with the BRO’s Project Beacon was returning after a road recee of Sinthan Pass when they walked into an ambush”. They said: “All five died on the spot as there was no one to take them to hospital.”
The other deceased were two personal security officers and the driver of the vehicle. IG K. Rajendra said: “Nothing specific can be said about which militant outfit is behind the attack. Massive search operations have been launched to trace the killers.”