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Militant attack on Army convoy: Two soldiers injured in Kashmir

A Police Official Said Some Miscreants Started Pelting Stones At The Police And The Paramilitary CRPF Personnel Soon After The Attack, Triggering Clashes.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Apr 2017, 05:50:26 PM
Militants attack on Army convoy in Kashmir (Getty Image)


The police on Saturday said that two jawans were injured in a militant attack on an army convoy near a hospital on Parimpora-Panthachowk bypass road.

A police official said some miscreants started pelting stones at the police and the paramilitary CRPF personnel soon after the attack, triggering clashes.

He said the militants opened fire on the convoy near SKIMS Hospital Bemina at around 1.15 PM.

Two soldiers on board the last vehicle of the convoy were injured in the attack. The convoy was on its way from Parimpora to Panthachowk when the attack took place.

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The troops retaliated, forcing the militants to flee from the spot, the official said.

He said the area has been cordoned off and combing operations started to track down the militants.

Efforts were on to restore order in the area.

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 05:37:00 PM

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