Srinagar, Dec 16 (UiTV/IANS) – With minus 3.6 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature, J&K’s Srinagar on Friday recorded the coldest night of the season so far.
A Meteorological (MeT) officer said that the minimum temperatures were likely to drop further in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh during the coming days as cold and dry weather was likely to continue till December 21.
Srinagar recorded minus 3.6, Pahalgam minus 5.3 and Gulmarg minus 2.5 as the minimum temperature.
In Ladakh region, Kargil town had minus 12.3 and Leh minus 11 as the minimum temperature.
Jammu had 6.6, Katra 7, Batote 6, Banihal 5.6 and Bhaderwah 2.1 as the minimum temperature.
Rajouri: 2 youths killed, one injured by unidentified gunmen
Two local youths were killed and another injured in firing by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Officials said bodies of two local youths were found this morning outside an army camp near the TCP Alfa gate, 5 kilometres ahead of Rajouri town.
Another local youth was injured in this incident, police said, adding that it was being investigated whether the firing was because of mistaken identity.
The Army’s version of this incident is still awaited.
The slain youth have been identified as Kamal Kishore, son of Radu Ram and Surinder Kumar, son of Om Prakash, both residents of Phayalana ward 15 in Rajouri town.
Protesting locals blocked the Rajouri-Jammu highway as authorities rushed additional deployments of troops to maintain law and order.