2 soldiers killed in attack on Army convoy

by Abel Hampton June 4, 2017, 5:39
2 soldiers killed in attack on Army convoy

One jawan was killed and five others were injured when militants attacked an Army convoy in Kulgam district's Lower Munda on Saturday. The injured soldiers were taken to the Srinagar-based 92 Base Hospital of the Army.

Lower Munda is 100 km from Srinagar on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

These attacks come after the entire top command of the Indian army headed by chief Bipin Rawat held a meeting at the 15 Corps headquarters in Srinagar, reported ANI.

To facilitate a smooth cordon and search operation, the highway has been closed, officials said.

Preliminary reports suggest that the attack place at Hillar, Qazigund, in South Kashmir. "They were immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment", a senior police officer said, wishing anonymity.

The attackers fled the spot after firing indiscriminately at the army convoy. He warned of more such attacks in future.

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

The sources said that six soldiers on board a vehicle which was part of the convoy were injured.

The governor also met three Army commanders and several senior lieutenant generals holding key positions who had participated in the review meeting held by the Army chief, the spokesman said.

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