Army convoy attacked by militants in J-K

Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat

The Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic. Earlier, a General Engineering Reserve Force (GREF) labourer was killed while two others including a BSF jawan were injured as Pakistan on Thursday violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars and firing on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Soldiers of the Indian Army in action against terrorists in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kalia said the army cordoned the area and launched search operation to nab the militants.

Hizbul Mujahideen ambushed the army convoy in the Shopian attack. According to the report, the attack on the convoy left one soldier dead and five others injured.

This is the second militant attack on the highway in less than a month. Six soldiers were injured in the attack and one of them later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. Officials said that militants, hiding in bushes and behind trees, fired at the convoy and fled the spot.

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He claimed that all the militants who carried out the attack reached to their hideout safely who will be rewarded for carrying out successful attack.

An army spokesperson also confirmed the attack.

Amid the flare up, the Army Chief general Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the LoC formations and units in North Kashmir "where he was briefed on all aspects of operational and logistical preparedness" a defence spokesman here said.

"At both the places, he was briefed on all aspects of operational and logistical preparedness". "Gen. Rawat said that it was a privilege for every soldier to be entrusted with the safety, security and integrity of his country and that we must always be prepared to live up to that trust and confidence". The agenda of the meeting was to review the situation in the hinterland and borders.

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