Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, two soldiers injured

Stone pelters clash with police during disturbances in Kashmir in May 2017. Reuters

Stone pelters clash with police during disturbances in Kashmir in May 2017. Reuters

As the gunfight erupted between the militants and security forces, the locals of the area took to roads and attempted to march towards the encounter site amidst chanting of pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

According to a police official, militants opened fire on an Army convoy, which was on its way to Srinagar.

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) - Two militants and a trooper were killed, while another trooper was wounded Monday in a gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

Heavy firing between security personnel and terrorists broke out immediately after an Army convoy was attacked on Monday. The convoy was on the way to Srinagar from Qazigund, around 66 km away from Srinagar. In ensuing encounter, another Army jawan was injured, the police said.

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However, The Hindu reported that two soldiers were injured in the attack. "Search operations are on", an army spokesperson said.

"When the militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces triggering a gunfight which continued for almost four hours, two militants have been killed, but so far, only one slain militant's body has been recovered who was a local", police said. He said the search operation is on.

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