Jammu and Kashmir: Two IAF officers killed, two others injured in accident in Pulwama

Two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel including a squadron leader were killed and two others injured in a road “accident” early on Thursday in Awantipora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a defence official said.

The deceased have been identified as Squadron Leader Rakesh Pandey and Corporal Ajay Kumar.

The injured personnel were shifted to a hospital for further treatment.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Very sorry to hear about the loss of lives in this accident. Condolences to the families of Sq Ldr Pandey & Corp Kumar, may their souls rest in peace. Prayers for the injured, hope they make a complete & speedy recovery.”