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27/02/2019 11:47 AM IST

IAF Jet Crashes In Kashmir's Budgam, Two Feared Dead

The jet broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said, adding two bodies were seen near the site crash.

An IAF jet crashed on Wednesday in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least two people.

The jet crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10:05 am, the officials told PTI.

The jet broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said, adding two bodies were seen near the site crash.

ANI reported that the airspace over Jammu, Leh and Srinagar was shut because of security concerns after the crash. 

The SSP of bugam told ANI that there were two bodies that were yet to be identified. 

Eyewitnesses in the area said that it was a jet. 

The crash comes a day after India said that it carried out an ‘non-military’ air strike in Pakistan’s Balakot. 

On Wednesday morning Indian officials also said that Pakistan jets violated India’s airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri sectors and dropped bombs on their way out.

 (With PTI inputs)