Two soldiers killed in Kashmir attack
At least two Indian Army soldiers were killed and three wounded on Saturday when militants attacked a military vehicle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Kulgam district.
All six injured soldiers were evacuated to a military hospital at Badamibagh in Srinagar, where, according to defence sources, one jawan succumbed to injuries. The convoy was heading to Srinagar from Jammu when the incident occurred in Hillar area. However, five others are undergoing treatment.
An Army official in Srinagar said terrorists armed with AK-rifles fired indiscriminately around 11:15 am on an Army convoy vehicle, near Lower Munda in Qazigund, which is about 70km south of Srinagar.
Post the terrorist attack, police and Army personnel are conducting search operations in the areas where the incident took place to track down the attackers. Following the attack the 300-km long strategic highway has been closed for vehicular moment.
No terrorist group has, so far, been claimed responsibility of the attack. However, according to a senior police official, both Lashkar-e-Taiba or Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists might have had their involvement in the attack.