Two jawans martyred as ultras attack Army convoy
Two jawans were killed and four others injured when terrorists attacked an Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday. The terrorists attacked the convoy near Lower Munda toll post in Qazigund area of the district, 100 km from here, injuring six army personnel, an army official said.
He said the injured were evacuated to Army's 92 base hospital here where two jawans succumbed to their injuries. The other four are being treated, the official said. He said that a hunt is underway to nab the attackers.
Earlier a woman was injured when the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire twice in two sectors of Poonch district by firing mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.
Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0920 hours of Saturday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishana Ghati sector, a defence spokesman said.
The Pakistani Army violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector, the spokesman said. The Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively and firing was underway in both sectors, he said. A woman suffered injuries when a mortar shell exploded close to her house in Qasba Shahpur belt in Poonch sector on Saturday, a police officer said, adding that she was hospitalised.