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Indian Army says the troops are retaliating strongly, effectively to Pakistani firing along LoC in Poonch. Photo: AFP
Indian Army says the troops are retaliating strongly, effectively to Pakistani firing along LoC in Poonch. Photo: AFP

Two jawans killed, 4 injured as militants attack Army convoy in J& K

Indian Army says 2 jawans were killed and 4 others were injured on Saturday when militants attacked an Army convoy in Lower Munda

Srinagar: Two jawans were killed and four others injured when militants attacked an Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. The militants attacked the convoy near Lower Munda toll post in Qazigund area of the district, 100km from Srinagar, injuring six army personnel, an army official said.

He said that the injured were evacuated to Army’s 92 base hospital here where two jawans succumbed to their injuries. The other four are being treated. He further added that a hunt is underway to nab the attackers.

Separately, in yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.

“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 2300 hours yesterday along the Line of Control (LC) in Poonch sector", a defence spokesperson said.

He said the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing is presently on, he added.

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