Sgr-Jmu highway closed after militant attack

Marsha Scott
June 4, 2017

Anantnag: Two army men were killed and four others injured when militants opened fire at an army convoy in Lower Munda area of Anantnag district, some 80 kilometers south of Srinagar city. The other injured soldiers were brought to Srinagar-based 92 Base Hospital of the Army, the sources added.

Following the attack the 300-km long strategic highway has been closed for vehicular moment, said a police official.

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

The convoy was moving from Udhampur to Srinagar when it was sacked upon by terrorists.

The injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment where one of them succumbed.

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This is the first major attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar last month.

Similar attacks were carried out earlier this year too, wherein three soldiers were killed in Shopian. The attack took place shortly after there was a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir's Krishna Ghati Sector.

However, the Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively. He warned of more such attacks in future.

Meanwhile, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today visited LoC formations and army units in North Kashmir to review operational preparedness of troops.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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