Two CRPF jawans were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned after miscreants pelted it with stones. The incident took place at Kokernag in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Wednesday.

Police said three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and one policeman were passing through Hillar village of Koketnag when their vehicle came under heavy stone pelting. As the driver lost control of the CRPF vehicle, it skidded off the road and overturned, killing two CRPF personnel on the spot.

The police identified the deceased as Riyaz Ahmed Wani and Nissar Ahmed Wani.

Senior CRPF and state police officers have reached the spot and security forces have cordened the area.

The third CRPF trooper and the policeman were injured and have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

“Our heartfelt condolences for CRPF men Riyaz Ahmed Wani and Nissar Ahmed Wani whom we lost in the Kokernag incident today.Police has registered case and investigation on,” the Kashmir Zone police tweeted.

Both the jawans of 164 batallion were from  Kashmir.