Army convoy attacked in Valley, two soldiers killed

Of the six soldiers injured, two died at the Army Base Hospital in Srinagar. Following the attack, the Army and the Special Operations Group of J&K Police launched search operations in the area. The National Highway was closed to traffic for more than half an hour.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:June 4, 2017 4:35 am
army convoy attack, kashmir attack, militants kashmir attack, kashmir terrorists, lower mundah attack, qazigund attack, india news Soldiers at the site of the attack in the Qazigund area of south Kashmir on Saturday. Shuaib Masoodi

Two soldiers were killed and four others were injured Saturday when militants attacked an Army convoy in south Kashmir’s Qazigund area on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Officials said that militants, hiding in bushes and behind trees, fired at the convoy and fled the spot. The attack took place near Hillar village when the convoy was heading to Srinagar from Jammu.

Of the six soldiers injured, two died at the Army Base Hospital in Srinagar. Following the attack, the Army and the Special Operations Group of J&K Police launched search operations in the area. The National Highway was closed to traffic for more than half an hour.

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told The Sunday Express that two soldiers lost their lives. “Four injured soldiers are being treated at Army Base Hospital. The convoy was coming towards Srinagar when it was attacked,’’ he said.

The attack came a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat met Army commanders at the XV Corps headquarters.

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tributes to the two soldiers killed in the attack. “It is unfortunate that an unending cycle of violence has got unleashed in our society which only spreads miseries and desperation,” she said.

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      Shafted mohammed
      Jun 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm
      It would be pa back with kil of atleast 20 stani backed and origin terrorists this month. All stone pelters must be selectively filmed and arrested and to jail in car Nicobar where they would spend years of their life thinking why they supported stupid stanis.
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        VED VED
        Jun 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm
        Conduct a referendum in Kashmir. If they want freedom from India, give it to them. After all even great revolutionary leaders in India are sending the children out of India, to native-English nations. If that be so, let the Kashimirs also be given the chance to decide. After all the freedom struggle has been going on from the moment Clement Altee divided the British-Indian army into two. Both sides simply ran inside. If the Azad Kashmir part in stan wants freedom, that part also can be clubbed together to form an independent Kashmir. All this unnecessary bloodshed will end. Soldiers on both sides can live in peace. People who argue for a continued fighting do not have their children in the Army division posted in Kashmir. If a governmental policy to continue the fight is taken, there should be specific persons on record who will take up the responsibility for the kil of civilians. The guilt should not fall upon the nation as a w .
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          SP
          Jun 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm
          Only solution to avoid this violence is to initiate state sponsored Buddhism in the Kashmir valley. This is the only and only solution which will be cost -effective and long term.
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            SANKAR
            Jun 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm
            ISLAMIC EXPRESS KINDLY USE THE WORD "MARTYRED". WILL COMPLAIN AGAINST YOU TO THE CONCERNED DEPARTMENT.... WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER.....YOU MTHR FCKRS...............
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              Raj pradhan
              Jun 4, 2017 at 11:39 am
              s reporter...how can he write soldiers Killed....he should be thrown out of journalism n the people involved in writing this...
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                Mohammad Dar
                Jun 4, 2017 at 11:51 am
                Sure, he is wrong, he should write them to be slaughtered , in service of hogs of hinduism immorality, Brahmans, in human form. What a hindu miserable end, to protect, hind filth of hinduism immorality, as some thing of good.
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                  Kamal Pasha
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm
                  Mohammad Dar : Well said. I liked the word slaughtered. Slaughtered like Gau Mata.
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                Prateik
                Jun 4, 2017 at 9:46 am
                This is yesterday's news. Published twice
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                  Kamal Pasha
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                  Prateik : Yesterday news? India claim no soldiers died. Make up your mind first.
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                  Ashutosh Kumar
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 9:25 am
                  Use martyred word
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