Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, one soldier injured

Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, one soldier injured

An Army jawan and two terrorists, including a Pakistani, were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday afternoon. One soldier was injured in the initial shootout.

The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road link that connects Kashmir with the rest of the country, is vulnerable to terror attacks despite thousands of troops from the army and paramilitary forces guarding it. "Two militants have been killed, but the body of only one, who was a local, has been recovered", police said.

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The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the militants, the police official added. The search operation turned into an encounter with militants, the official said.

They said security forces blasted the house in which militants had later hiding after attacking the army convoy on the highway, disrupted traffic for several hours.

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Soon after the killing of militants, surging crowds clashed with the security forces. "Great success for security forces", tweeted state police chief Shesh Paul Vaid. According to reports, three terrorists took cover in a nearby building and soldiers have undertaken an operation to flush them out.

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