2 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Convoy By Terrorists In Jammu And Kashmir

The injured jawans have been evacuated to a hospital and a hunt is on to nab the terrorists who carried out the attack.

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2 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Convoy By Terrorists In Jammu And Kashmir

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The terrorists fled away after attacking the army convoy (Visuals deferred by unspecified time)

Srinagar: 

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  1. Terrorists fled from the spot after opening fire on convoy, army said
  2. Injured jawans being evacuated and taken to army's base hospital
  3. Attack comes hours after Pak army violated ceasefire along LoC in Poonch
Two soldiers were killed and four injured after terrorists ambushed their convoy which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar at Hillar Shahabad on the Jammu Srinagar national highway this morning. The attack comes days after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed the security situation in the Valley.

The terrorists, after opening fire on the Army convoy, fled away from the spot, the Army said.

The injured jawans were evacuated and taken to the army's base hospital. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched for the terrorists who carried out the attack.

The attack took place on a day when Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed a drastic fall in infiltration. "Infiltration has reduced by 45 per cent post surgical strikes in the last six months," Mr Singh said.

The traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway has also been temporarily halted.

Earlier today, Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch and neighbouring sectors. Pakistani Rangers fired automatic weapons and long-range mortars targeting not just army positions but civilian areas as well. The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

A woman was hit by splinters after a shell landed on her house. "Firing was going on since last night, a shell landed near our house today injured my wife, firing is so intense that we can't move from one house to another", said Shariq, husband of Shehnaz.

The centre said that infiltration levels have come down and the government is committed to end terrorism, but on the ground, situation continues to remain volatile.

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